The Growth of Timber in Indiana Farmwoods

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Abstract:

Sample plot studies in 16 counties in northern Indiana show that the actual volume increment under the growing stock and growth conditions found in the average farmwoods varies from about 100 to 350 board feet per acre per year. Red oak is the best grower, with elm second. Under forest management, which would exclude grazing, would favor the better-growing species, and would seek a better distribution of diameter classes, the annual growth in mixed hardwood stands should be 300 board feet or more per acre.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Management and Research Associate, Purdue Agricultural Experiment Station, Lafayette, Ind.

Publication date: March 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.
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