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New Wood Products in Our Future Economy

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This paper deals chiefly with two groups of new wood products--(1) those in which the wood has been modified by mechanical or physical means, and (2) those in which the wood has been converted by chemicals or heat into some entirely different form. The author believes that these new products will supplement rather than replace such standard products as lumber, veneer, and pulp; and stresses the dependence of all of the wood-using industries upon continuous, balanced production of the wood crop from managed forests.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Division of Forest Products, U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: March 1, 1945

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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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