Can the Cost of Blister Rust Control be Justified?

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Now that the white pine blister rust has definitely shown its virulence and potential danger in the West, and control methods and costs are known within limits, the huge problem of actually effecting control directs forcible attention to the justification of the expense. The author discusses the business side of control measures for both federal and private forest lands. The government cannot afford not to protect its white pine from blister rust; it is not so easy to demonstrate the business feasibility on private lands. Protection on private land is the most urgent and difficult forestry problem. The author believes large-scale federal acquisition and protection to be the solution.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Regional Forester, U. S. Forest Service, Missoula, Mont.

Publication date: May 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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