The Relation of Certain Forest Conditions to the Quality and Value of Second-Growth Loblolly Pine Lumber

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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.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Forest Products Laboratory

Publication date: January 1, 1932

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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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