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Forestry at Elizabeth, Louisiana

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How a southern lumber company in the longleaf pine belt came to consider forestry, why it adopted it, and what it expects from it, is here described by one of its officials. Like many other southern pine operators, faced with serious cut-over land problems, this company felt that the future of logged-off lands lay in agriculture uses and it went ahead vigorously to develop the possibilities, only to meet with failure. The company now reforests its cut-over lands by artificial means and manages them for pulpwood production. Although Mr. Smith feels that forestry on a large scale is a function for the federal and state governments, he is convinced that, on a smaller scale and for special purposes, it is feasible in the longleaf pine region for private capital.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Vice-President, Industrial Lumber Co., Elizabeth, La.

Publication date: March 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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