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The Approach of Loblolly and Virginia Pine Stands Toward Normal Stocking

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"What difference does it make?" This question has often been asked by foresters, armed with normal-yield tables, confronted with the problem of predicting growth for nonnormal stands. Recognizing the fact that understocked stands tend to increase in stocking, but lacking the information necessary to adjust the growth estimates, foresters have generally disregarded changes in stocking caused by approach toward normality. This paper indicates that the failure to account for such changes may lead to serious errors in growth predictions obtained through the nse of yield tables.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Appalachian Forest Experiment Station

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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