The rapid development of the pulp and paper industry in the South may be regarded either as a benefit or as a menace to forestry practice in the South depending upon the individual's point of view. The writer of the following article, who has had twenty years experience in land management in the South believes it to be a potential benefit. Because of his background the writer understands the problems both of the operator and of the forest farmer. Many practical suggestions to encourage better forest practices are made.
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