Forest Prospects in Massachusetts

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Abstract:

Things looked bad in the path of the New England hurricane in 1938. First thought was, how much and what can be salvaged out of the wreckage. Mainly the thinking had to do with timber and other property. But this article points out that in addition to the property salvage other gains resulted. The value of the forest to the people was forcibly brought home. Different and in some cases new ideas regarding cutting practices, log grading, manufacture, lumber piling, marketing, etc., developed out of the hurricane experience. The author states that "an increasing number of industries and individual timberland owners will consider that bad management of the forest resources belongs in the same category with disease."

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: District Supervisor, Connecticut-Rhode Island District, Northeastern Timber Salvage Administration, U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: December 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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