A Defense of the Doyle Rule

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Abstract:

Although criticized for more than twenty years, the Doyle log rule persists in American forest practice. Scientists and practicing foresters alike have condemned it. Nevertheless it continues to be an important log rule, with which many foresters will be forced to deal in the future. This paper considers one forester's attempts to justify its use.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Purdue University

Publication date: July 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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