Why Timber Stand Improvement?

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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

Affiliations: Allegheny Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: September 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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