Progress in Pine Beetle Control Through Tree Selection

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The possibilities of pine beetle control through tree selection are being established. This method involves the removal of high risk trees from the stand. But what are high-risk trees and how may they be recognized? Several investigators, especially Dunning, Keen, and Salman and Bongberg, have developed tree classification systems, primarily silvicultural in character and operation, but with emphasis on the entomological phases of silvicultural problems. The authors describe the various tree classifications that have been proposed and their application to bark beetle control.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Entomologist, Berkeley, Calif., Laboratory of the Division of Forest Insect Investigations, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine

Publication date: November 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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