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Results of a Commercial Selective Cutting in Northern Hemlock-Hardwoods

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One indication of the progress of forestry is that growing record to which are added year by year the results of actual experience in the field of forest practice. Especially significant are those chapters of the record which describe the outcome of commercial ventures in forest management, for it is in the light of such concrete evidence that the forestry profession can design its efforts to promote the practice of forestry among timber owners. In this article the authors present a 12-year record cf one of the earliest sustained-yield enterprises in the Lake States region--a commercial selective cutting in hemlock-hardwoods in northeastern Wisconsin. The results are analyzed from both the financial and the silvicultural angles, and will be of interest to foresters and lumbermen alike.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lake States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: 1938-12-01

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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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