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Forest Industry Spreads Dangerous Assumptions on Annual Growth

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The author believes that the Society of American Foresters has a public responsibility to expose misrepresentation in current forest industry publicity, which discounts forest depletion and implies that the growth outlook is satisfactory. This article deals with pertinent facts on forest depletion, adequacy of growing stock, and growth. An evaluation of changes in annual growth since 1938 is attempted and the necessity for better management to maintain forest productivity is emphasized.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant to the Chief, U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: January 1, 1944

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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