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The Climbing Method for Taking Tree Measurements in Plantations of the Central States

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One of the great immediate needs in American forestry is additional volume and yield data. In the past such studies have usually been conducted on felled trees or in a few cases measurements of standing trees with the use of climbing irons have been taken. The author in the following article describes a new technique for studies on standing trees, which not only affords greater safety to the climber but also makes it possible to collect the required data with minimum damage to the tree.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Silviculturist, Central States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: October 1, 1934

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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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