Poisoning Conifers in Stand Improvement and Timber Sale Practice

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The use of sodium arsenite solutions to kill worthless low-grade ponderosa pine trees is described. Holes five-eighths inch in diameter are bored in tbe tree and filled with the solution. The diameter of the tree determines the number of holes required. Although the work has not gone far enough to warrant final conclusions, the indications are that trees killed in this manner do not create a serious insect hazard, nor is there sufficient poison to be dangerous in the wood or needles of the killed tree.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: June 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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