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Tree Planting to Reclaim Gullied Lands in the South

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Tree planting, in this country, has always held a preeminent place in public thought over other forestry measures, but in actual practice has lagged rather far behind. Within recent years, a steadily growing acreage of cut over lands and abandoned farms has centered national attention on forestation measures as a means of utilizing idle and unproductive areas. The restoration of a forest cover on gullied abandoned farm lands has, however, been advocated by many authorities, since these lands are, as a rule, in such a depleted condition that they probably can not again be used for crops other than timber.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Junior Forester, Southern Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: October 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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