In Utah, largest known aspen grove in decline

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In Utah, largest known aspen grove in decline

The Salt Lake TribuneUpdated Oct 12, 2010 01:22PM MDT

Sevier • Scientists are warning of the decline of the world’s largest known organism — a grove of thousands of aspen trees connected by the same root system in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest.The grove covers 106 acres across the flanks of mountains near Fish Lake, but many of the trees are dying from drought or beetles and are not being replaced by saplings.The lack of new growth is the most disturbing part for Utah State University scientists. They say deer and elk may be nibbling the aspen...
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