Skeleton Planting

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Close spacing in pure plantations of conifers is harmful to the soil as well as wasteful of stock and labor. Wider spacing and the planting of only the crop trees permits hardwood coppice and brush to fill intervening spaces and to act as soil improvers, but it requires more intensive management. Its benefits are more pronounced on the poorer sites.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Supervisor, Massachusetts Department of Conservation

Publication date: January 1, 1931

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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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