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The X-Factor in Forestry

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Abstract:

The unknown factor in forestry is change. Do we know what our future wood requirements will be? The author finds a basis for classifying American forestry ages since 1620 from which predictions may be made. Forestry must be in harmony with the times to be successful. He also analyzes the sub-marginal farm land problem and suggests that putting such land into timber production would solve, in large part, both the farm and the forest problems.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: In Charge, Office of Blister Rust Control, United States Bureau of Plant Industry

Publication date: 1930-11-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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