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Improving the Quality of Second-Growth Douglas Fir

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Abstract:

It is not sufficient to strive for large size in growing timber trees. Large dimensions are not necessarily accompanied by desirable lumber properties. Quality, uniformity of growth rate and production of wood of a density suitable for specific uses should guide the silviculturist.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, U.S. Forest Products Laboratory

Publication date: October 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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