Viewpoints in Farm Forestry

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The author believes that the application of forest practice to farm woodlots in the Northeast is retarded primarily by inherited and acquired "viewpoints" held by their owners and by farm leaders generally. Among these are the failure to recognize wood as a crop; lack of appreciation of the true value of woodlot products as compared with other farm products; ignorance as to the actual returns from woods labor; the belief that woods need no care; and the opposite belief that good woods practice is impossible without the help of a specialist. Evidence is adduced to prove that the woodlot deserves much more attention as an integral part of the farm than it has so far received, and that its proper management will considerably increase returns from the farm enterprise.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior forest economist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, La.

Publication date: January 1, 1943

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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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