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Grade Change Protection for Valuable Trees

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Nearly everyone has noticed the death of trees around or adjacent to which grade changes have been made. Deaths from this cause are especially noticeable along the slopes of roads which have been recently constructed or realigned and in connection with operations around new buildings where grade changes are involved. Changes do not have to be great to cause serious consequences; fills of only a few inches of fine-textured soil may, and not infrequently do, cause death through a change of underground relationships. Iu the following article detailed methods are given for determining what trees should be protected and how to protect them.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: National Park Service

Publication date: November 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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