Is Silviculture Possible in America? Article II--Men and Trees

Author: Shepard, Ward

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 29, Number 2, 1 February 1931 , pp. 219-224(6)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Rapid advance in silviculture depends on the skill developed by foresters in dealing with the human rather than the physical obstacles to forestry. Many of the reasons offered against silvicultural logging are, the author believes, unrealistic and untested assumptions. Leaving silvicultural progress to a slow and impersonal "economic evolution" is classed by him as naive and out-of-date economics. He proposes, instead, direct dealing with forest owners to remedy destructive exploitation, partly through strengthening of all educational and research agencies, partly through organized control of exploitation, similar to proposed control of production.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: February 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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