On the Estimation of Forest Insect Damage, with Particular Reference to Dendroctonus Piceaperda Hopk

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This article is a reply to one by A. R. Gobeil in which he questioned whether the eastern spruce bark-beetle can be classified as economically injurious. The author disagrees with this view and emphasizes the damage caused by the insect not only through the amount of material destroyed but in adversely modifying the composition of the forest, in increasing the fire hazard, and in making logging more difficult. The importance of sound silvicultural management in preventing serious outbreaks is stressed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Dominion Entomological Laboratory, Fredericton, N. B.

Publication date: August 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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