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Investigating the Properties of Tropical Timbers

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Present indications are that there will be a shortage of high-grade timber in this country which can not be averted even if intensive forestry methods could be immediately instituted on a large scale. Tropical America offers a wide assortment of woods to augment our supply, but information on the properties of tropical woods is necessary for their successful exploitation. Investigations already are under way on forty or more species of South American woods at the University of Michigan in coöperation with the Tropical Plant Research Division and the Wood Industries Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Wood Technology, University of Michigan

Publication date: April 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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