Aspen Bibliography


Aspen : Ecology and Management in the Western United States

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USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, General Technical Report RM-119

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i-v, 1

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Information about the biology, ecology, and management of quaking aspen on the mountains and plateaus of the interior western United States, and to a lesser extent, Canada, is summarized and discussed. The biology of aspen as a tree species, community relationships in the aspen ecosystem, environments, and factors affecting aspen forests are reviewed. The resources available within and from the aspen forest type, and their past and potential uses are examined. Silvicultural methods and other approaches to managing aspen for various resources and uses are presented.