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The Opportunity for Forestry Practice in the Control of Gypsy Moth in Massachusetts Woodlands

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With the gypsy moth recognized as an established pest in New England, control effort in Massachusetts woodlands should turn from measures aimed at eradication to the creation of forest conditions less favorable for serious outbreaks. The woodlands of Massachusetts west of the Connecticut River valley are shown to offer a much better opportunity for silvicultural control than those in the eastern part of the state. Increasing the resistance of woodlands to gypsy moth attack should be a major consideration in all forestry programs for Massachusetts. Gypsy moth control is thus as much a job for foresters as it is for entomologists.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Maintained at New Haven, Conn., in cooperation with Yale University

Publication date: July 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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