A Word for Exotics

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Abstract:

Exotic tree species have been used in this and other countries many years with varied success. When failure occurs it may be due to the selection of the wrong variety rather than to the species itself. Experience with exotics to date is not conclusive proof that they have no place in American forestry. The author believes that exotics, especially their possibilities on poor sites, deserve intensive study.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Silviculturist, Southern Forest Experiment Station

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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