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Is Silviculture Possible in America?

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The chief need of American forestry is a more effective treatment of the human obstacles to forestry. In the first of three articles dealing with the human obstacles to silviculture the author urges a house-cleaning of the current skepticism regarding the importance of forests to human welfare. This skepticism is based chiefly on declining lumber consumption; but the recent Forest Service survey of lumber used in remanufacture forces the conclusion that declining consumption is chiefly due to forest destruction and depiction in the eastern United States, which has destroyed one of the best markets for lumber--the local wood-remanufacturing industries. The only cure for the forest and marketing problem is silviculture to produce high-grade timber.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: December 1, 1930

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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.
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