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Notes: Aspen Sucker Regeneration Following Burning and Clearcutting on Two Sites in the Rocky Mountains

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Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) root suckers arising after a control burn in Wyoming and clearcutting in Utah were studied to obtain information on depth and diameter of parent roots producing suckers, occurrence of new roots, and the effects of burn intensity on suckering. Compared with parent roots of aspen in the Lake States, those of western aspen were deeper and slightly larger. Clonal differences were found in the depth and diameter of parent roots and in the ability to initiate new roots around the base of suckers. Few suckers had well-developed independent root systems. A high burn intensity increased the depth at which suckers were initiated. Forest Sci. 24:303-308.

Keywords: Populus tremuloides; adventitious shoots; roots; vegetative propagation

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Biological Technician, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ogden, Utah 84401

Publication date: 1978-06-01

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