Aspen Management on Private Lands
Highlighting strategies to restore this beautiful species
The decline of aspen in western forests over the past several decades has been a significant concern to scientists, foresters and land managers, including private landowners. This article describes important aspen management and research on private lands and provides additional resources for landowners on aspen restoration.
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Aspen trees and forests are especially important in the Rocky Mountains. Aspens add beauty to landscapes, foster high diversity and productivity of understory plants, provide for the habitat needs of many species of animals, and moderate fire behavior. There is a perception that aspen trees and stands are not regenerating well in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico; cohorts of trees younger than a few decades are scarce, at least in some areas. The next generation of aspen in the southern Rockies will be influenced by land use decisions, including harvesting, fire policy and management, and browsing by livestock and wildlife.
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