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Future Forest Tree Disease Control With Special Reference to Blister Rust

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Control of forest tree diseases and of insect pests has long been recognized by specialists as a forest management function. Translating this concept into integrated management practice has nevertheless lagged on both public and private forests. The writer points to some considerations that lead to a national program of disease control in western white pine forests. Far from retreating before a persistent disease, he advocates carefully choosing the ground on which a successful fight can economically be waged, and then follow through for the rich stakes that lie ahead.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, Diamond Match Company, Newport, Washington, Senior Member, S. A. F.

Publication date: August 1, 1947

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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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