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Some Comments on the New Check List and Other Things Nomenclatural

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A proposed revision of the Forest Service "check list" provides the occasion for this lively article on problems in plant nomenclature. The author believes that strict adherence to the international rules at times promotes rather than avoids confusion, and urges the retention of scientific names that have long been in general use such as Acer saccharum, Sequoia gigantea, and Abies nobilis.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Wood Technology, Coauthor of Textbook of Dendrology, New York State College of Forestry, Syracuse, N. Y.

Publication date: June 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
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