Are the second-growth hardwood forests of the East in a satisfactory condition for the production of high-quality sawtimber? A study of the health and form of trees in well-stocked but unmanaged stands of the beech-birch-maple-hemlock type on the Allegheny Plateau indicates a serious situation. Certain timber stand improvement measures, designed to reduce the number of defective trees, are suggested.
Document Type: Journal Article
Allegheny Forest Experiment Station
Publication date: September 1, 1937
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