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Management Without Rotation

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Abstract:

The concept of rotation is of fundamental importance in the management of even-aged forests. It has in the past been used with various modifications for the regulation of uneven-aged forests. These adaptations have never been very satisfactory or successful, and they have often beclouded the practical purpose of regulation in such stands. This purpose, which is to secure and maintain an adequate balanced growing stock capable of producing a sustained annual or periodic yield, can be achieved as well, if not better, without the use of rotation. Disregarding rotation, however, calls for a direct appraisal of the desired normal structure of the forest. This article discusses the problems involved in the appraisal of normal growing stock, the determination of yield, and the establishment of the cutting plan for uneven-aged forests.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant professor of forestry, Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pa.

Publication date: February 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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