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The Relation of Stand Composition to Crop Security -- Report of the Committee on Silviculture

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The committee report points out that there are two schools of thought regarding the question of the relation of stand composition to crop security. One school believes foresters should attempt to copy nature. The other believes nature can be improved upon and that mixtures can be developed which are more profitable and safer than those occurring under natural conditions. The committee believes that the climax forest always should be used as guide to a workable combination of species hut that modification of these may be made to yield the greatest return and still insure crop security. The committee report is followed by a statement prepared by Dr. J. S. Boyce, who indorses the pathological principles outlined in the report.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chairman, New England Section, Society of American Foresters

Publication date: January 1, 1939

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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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