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Does anyone know of an inexpensive source for aspen seedlings or transplants. I want to plant this spring for woodcock and grouse habitat improvement near some wet areas.
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What about cloning

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We took cuttings off of aspen trees and punched them in the ground to start new trees.



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Re: aspen seedling source

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We took cuttings off of aspen trees and punched them in the ground to start new trees.
Have you done that before? I thought I read they wouldn't grow from cuttings. I just cut some down, many more grow back, lol.
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Re: aspen seedling source

We did it for the PGC. Only problem was that after we put them in the ground, it didn't rain for 3 weeks.

Hybrid Poplar is easily started by cuttings. 8-10 inches long, 1/2 inch thick, poke them in the ground where its moist and they do well.



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Yes hybrid poplar is easily started by cuttings but poplar isn't the same as aspen.
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Ok, we did it for the PGC, so, I'm assuming their Land Manager would have thought it was worth the effort.

Last year, we planted aspen seedlings from the PGC.



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Re: aspen seedling source

Howard Nursery does grow aspen from seed. Aspen can also be grown from cuttings. Now is time to make cuttings. I've even seen aspen regenerate from piles of aspen chips. Trat cuttins with root dip prior to planting. If doing many-you'll want a glove with extra thick palm.
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We did 10,000 cuttings one morning 2 years ago.

Screwdriver to poke a hole, then stick the cutting in. And yes, gloves are required, unless you want your palms turned into bloody mush. LOL



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Howard Nursery does grow aspen from seed. Aspen can also be grown from cuttings. Now is time to make cuttings. I've even seen aspen regenerate from piles of aspen chips. Trat cuttins with root dip prior to planting. If doing many-you'll want a glove with extra thick palm.
Good info., thanks. So now is the time to plant cuttings as well? I don't need anymore aspen really but would like to try some elderberry which grows well from cuttings from what I've read.
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