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Forest Improvement by Girdling

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Girdling is an age-old woodland practice, rarely used or recommended today by foresters, by which in the writer's opinion the average woodlot can be rather quickly transformed into fast-growing stands of quality trees at a fraction of the cost required for thinnings.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Farm Forester for Southwestern Connecticut, 18 Compton Street, New Haven, Conn.

Publication date: December 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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