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Important Pests of Ornamental Aspen

Fred A. Baker, Utah State University Extension

Exact publication date is unknown but is estimated to have been in 2000.


Aspens are one of the more popular forest trees in the Intermountain West. They add a brilliant yellow glow to the collage of fall colors. In an attempt to enjoy these beautiful trees around the home environment, many well-intentioned homeowners purchase or otherwise acquire aspens and transplant them in their yards. Unfortunately, aspens are not adapted to the environmental conditions of the valleys, and many problems may develop.