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Some Aspects of the Forest Planting Situation in the Northeast

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For every five acres of farm land being abandoned each year in the Northeast only one is being reforested. Assuming that a large part of such idle land should be returned to forest through planting, the progress now being made is not satisfactory. The diversity of practices in the several states of the region indicates uncertainty as to the best course to pursue. More adequate knowledge of planting principles and methods and of possibilities of reducing costs would go far to stimulate additional planting and assure success to reforestation already under way. The author discusses the enormity of the job and the problems that require immediate study.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: February 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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