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Western Red Rot Control for the Black Hills

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Abstract:

The ponderosa pine forests of the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only local sources of timber in the midst of a vast treeless area. Losses from western red rot in old growth amount to about 25 percent of the volume cut. Little or no information on the incidence and development of the decay in young timber is available. This paper deals with the problem of controlling future rot losses in young stands, especially those subjected to improvement operations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Civilian Conservation Corps and Division of Forest Pathology

Publication date: October 1, 1941

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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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