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A Method for Determining the Quantity of Foliage per Acre of Woodland

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Accurate estimates of the leaf area per acre of forest stands are difficult to obtain, but they are none the less important in silvicultural, physiological, and ecological research. No entirely satisfactory method has yet been proposed for determining the total leaf area per acre. The method described in the following article has certain distinct advantages and should find broad use in forest research.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine

Publication date: December 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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