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Why Forest Plantations Fail

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An understanding of the causes of plantation failures is necessary if there is to be improvement in the large-scale reforestation work now underway in the Lake States. This paper presents an analysis of plantation mortality based on a resurvey of older plantations throughout the region and a special study made on the Huron National Forest to determine the effect of root placement and development on survival during 1936, a year of severe beat and drought.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lake States Forest Experiment Station, University of Minnesota at University Farm, St. Paul, Minn.

Publication date: 1939-05-01

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