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Genetics in Forestry

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This article broadens the scope of a paper of the same title by Leon S. Minckler in the July 1939, Journal of Forestry. The authors agree that the principles of genetics are already fairly well established, but contend that actual research on trees is necessary to obtain the facts needed for the application of these principles to the improvement of existing stands and the production of superior tree types. It is suggested that controlled breeding is the most efficient approach. Several specific lines of research are briefly discussed as fundamental to such a breeding program.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Maintained by the U. S. Department of Agriculture at New Haven, Conn., in cooperation with Yale University

Publication date: May 1, 1940

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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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