Institutional Versus Technological Factors in Wood Consumption

Author: Duncan, Julian S.

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 36, Number 3, 1 March 1938 , pp. 306-311(6)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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At times some foresters even seem to be doubtful concerning the capacity of the nation to use all the wood 500,000,000 acres of forest land is capable of producing. Mr. Duncan analyzes the causes for the secular downward trend of lumber consumption. He points out that the majority of urban American dwellings are substandard and obsolete and suggests that a democratic welfare economy should make housing one of its major objectives. The conclusion is reached that the problems of the volume of lumber consumption are not technological but institutional and that an intelligent society would find use for all the wood the available forest land can produce.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Babson Institute

Publication date: March 1, 1938

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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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