Cutting Aspen in Late Summer Versus Winter


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When I was preparing to do some logging on my property, I was advised of the importance of cutting aspen in winter for maximum regeneration. I was told a late summer cutting would not regenerate as quickly or as well. Nevertheless, I was forced to do a summer cutting because of access issues on my property. Weather conditions would have to be perfect for a winter cutting and I didn't want to delay, waiting for perfect conditions.

Well, I have no regrets. One year after my logging, the aspen is five to seven feet tall and as thick as can be. My deer are some happy creatures these days.
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