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Forestry and the Hardwood-Using Industries

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Our remaining commercial hardwood forests are urgently in need of at least a crude kind of silviculture according to the author. He estimates that remaining merchantable hardwood timber cannot be expected to supply high grade lumber for more than 30 years at the present rate of cutting. Since more than fire protection is needed to insure the continuous production of high quality hardwood lumber, measures to provide for future growth should be inaugurated well in advance of the final removal of the present old-growth commercial stands. Taxation reform and an increased program of acquisition of hardwood lands for federal and state forests are recommended together with enlarged research on hardwood forestry by the federal government.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior Member, Society of American Foresters, Memphis, Tenn.

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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