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Factors Influencing Choice of Species in Artificial Reforestation

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Although this article refers specifically to New York conditions, it has much wider application. The author's theme concerns the reforestation of abandoned lands, and the need for classifying these lands as to their quality and accessibility and so adjusting the method of reforestation and the species used to fit the conditions rather than handling them all alike for simplicity's sake. On sites of poor growing conditions, uneconomically located, one should give preference to native species, cheaply established. On better growing sites having also better accessibility, a higher expenditure on better species and more intensive silvicultural methods are justified. The author offers a classification and evaluates certain species and planting methods.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: New York State College of Forestry, Syracuse, N. Y.

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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