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Pole Utilization in New England

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Important changes in the wood species used for poles have been taking place in New England. The virtual extinction of the native chestnut by disease and the reduced supply of the local white cedars, along with changing demands for strength and other properties, have directed users to other woods. Western red cedar and southern pines are the newcomers. Preservative treatment is winning appreciation because of its ultimate economy.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Products, Yale University

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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