Management plans too frequently are aimed at volume production alone when the per acre value of the product grown should be the criterion. The author, a pioneer in America in investigations dealing with relations between silvicultural treatments and quality of the product, discusses for loblolly pine the influence upon value of such factors as tree diameter, uniformity of rate of growth, density of stand, competition with admixtures of hardwoods, crown spread, and others. The results of his studies indicate clearly that rapid growth and high volume yields are not necessarily concomitant with high value.
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