A Study of Natural Tree Reproduction in the Beech-Birch-Maple-Hemlock Type

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One of the most important silvicultural problems in the hardwood forests of the East, is to determine effective methods of building up an understory of advance growth prior to logging of even-aged stands. Without such an understory, future stands of desirable seedling reproduction will be the exception rather than the rule. A six-year record of the behavior of regeneration in a 60-year-old stand points the way to methods of timber stand improvement applicable to the beech-birch-maple-hemlock type of Pennsylvania.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Allegheny Forest Experiment Station

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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