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A Method for the Removal of Plants and Soils in an Undisturbed Condition

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Abstract:

To obviate the objections to the phytometer method of determining functional responses the author has devised a new method for removing plants and their surrounding soil block without disturbing the normal functions of the former or changing the soil structure. A bottomless metal container is pushed down over the plant and soil as way is made for it with trowel and pick.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Forest Ecologist, Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: 1933-04-01

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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