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Shall We Protect Western White Pine From Blister Rust?

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The blister rust disease threatens to wipe out the 5-needle pines as commercial species. Are they worth the cost of defending them against the disease? The author makes a clear case for western (Idaho) white pine. He finds that its wood has such intrinsic value that in spite of business depressions it commands a good price and has a better market than its associates. Without the white pine many areas of the Inland Empire would not be worth logging and if white pine is not protected to assure its appearance in future stands its place will be taken, not by its nearest market competitor, ponderosa pine, but by the species of much less utility and value such as white fir and hemlock.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Logging Engineer, U. S. Forest Service, Missoula, Mont.

Publication date: March 1, 1933

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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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