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Forest Soil Problems in the Piedmont Plateau

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The problems concerned with the relation between soil characteristics and timber growing have received only sporadic attention from investigators in the United States until very recently. Even now, only a few individuals are able to devote all or a part of their time to forest soil research. Research in forestry has been going through the measurement and inventory stage; little attention being given to the complicated problems involved in the interaction between the soil and the forest. Many elaborate and involved investigations on growth, yield, and reforestation have been made; but their objectives have largely been the measurement of an existing condition without attempting to determine why it obtains.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Duke Forest, Duke University

Publication date: April 1, 1937

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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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