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Clear Cutting of Young Northern Hardwoods Stands

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Abstract:

In the northern hardwoods-hemlock forests of northwestern Pennsylvania the demands of pulp and chemical industries have led to the clear cutting of second-growth stands which are still immature. Studies show that this practice may bring about stand deterioration. In this forest type, management should aim toward periodic removal of products over a moderately long rotation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Department of Agriculture at Philadelphia Pa., Allegheny Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: 1938-01-01

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