Sustaining Aspen in Western Landscape

Stop #1: Field trip attendees gather at Divide Fork Campground on the Uncompahgre Plateau, near Grand Junction, CO.


Stop #1: Healthy aspen stand near Divide Fork Campground.


Stop #2: Dr. Wayne Sheppard discusses aspen soils and stand development.


Stop #2: Roy Mask described poplar borers as shown at the base of this aspen tree.


Stop #2: The black bark on these aspen indicate typical winter snow depth and resulting bark damage due to small mammals.


Stop #3: The lunch stop with an expansive view.


Stop #4: Cliff White standing near a mature aspen tree in a mixed aspen/conifer stand.