Grand Canyon Trust
The world's largest known clone of aspen (Populus tremuloides), called the "Pando Clone" is located in the Fishlake National Forest in central Utah. For many decades, significant pressure from ungulate (deer and cattle) browsing has prevented growth of young aspen stems in to trees that would replace the mature trees as they die of natural causes. There has been concern that this impressive 104-acre Pando Clone could be lost altogether due to the excessive browsing of young aspen stems. In 2013, 16 acres of this clone were fenced to exclude all ungulates (deer and cattle) so that recovery of aspen could occur in a portion of the clone.
O'Brien, M., and Coles-Ritchie. 2020. Pando Clone Recovery: Repeat Photos 2014-2019. Grand Canyon Trust, Flagstaff, AZ. [Report] 25 p.