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Blackjack Oak in the Missouri Ozarks

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Blackjack oak has been considered a problem species in the Missouri Ozarks, where it is rather abundant in some stands. The merchantability of its products is low and does not seem likely to increase in the near future. In this article the author points out that it has definite silvical values, that most blackjack oak stands have what is believed to be an adequate stocking of trees of the more desirable species, and that these more desirable trees are likely to remain in the stand to maturity.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Central States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: March 1, 1942

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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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