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The Effect of Thinning, Age, and Site on Foliage, Increment, and Loss of Dry Matter

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Busy foresters are all too prone to accept explanations handed down from early texts without inquiring critically into their validity. Moller, drawing widely upon sound physiologic experiments attempts to set forth herein new and sounder theories on the behavior of forest stands. While his conclusions cannot be applied indiscriminately to species or climates differing widely from those in Denmark, the basic theories nevertheless remain valid. He throws new light on the hehavior of stands following thinning, on the relative efficiency of conifers and hardwoods, and on the physiological differences between shade-tolerant and shade-intolerant species.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of forestry, Royal Danish College of Agriculture, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication date: 1947-06-01

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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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