Vital Statistics for Some Douglas-Fir Plantations

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A 26-year record of 12 plantations in the Douglas-fir region shows that the planted trees continue to die in considerable numbers from a variety of causes long after the period of establishment. This mortality rate is something that the planter should know and reckon with. In addition to actual losses there is considerable mutilation of surviving trees which is an appreciable factor in lowering quality in widely spaced plantations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal silviculturist in charge of Forest Management Research, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Ore.

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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