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National Forest Foundation Associate Spencer Plumb, left, Prescott National Forest Timber Resource Specialist Lori Johnson, center, and Prescott National Forest Forester Ben Roe, right, walk through the small stand of aspen trees along Copper Basin Road this week. (Cindy Barks/Courier)

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Survival of the fittest: Program aims to give aspens an edge over pines in the competitive Prescott National Forest

In the battle for survival in the arid Prescott National Forest, the towering and prolific ponderosa pines have a natural advantage over the rarer and treasured stands of aspens.