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How Are the Great Plains Shelterbelts?

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Abstract:

Data presented here give details of survival and growth of the shelterbelts planted from 1935 to 1943 by the U. S. Forest Service in its Prairie States Forestry Project and by the Soil Conservation Service. The information is based on a systematic survey of 1,072 belts. The outstanding features brought out are the widespread interest of farmers and ranchers in the program, the better-than-expected survival and growth, a wide variety of benefits and values already derived from the comparatively young belts, the great importance of adequate cultivation, and some interesting silvical and management problems that are beginning to show up.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Lake States Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minn.

Publication date: April 1, 1946

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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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