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Present and Potential Sources of Tannin in the United States

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The United States, formerly largely self-sufficient in tannin had come to depend largely on imported materials. War time threats to shipments from overseas led to important efforts to develop domestic tannin sources. Sumac leaves were extensively harvested in Iowa; western hemlock and Sitka spruce bark were investigated; and efforts extended to get additional supplies from chestnut oak and native chestnut. Other sources also were studied. The author reviews many of the potential sources of this important industrial material and gives a general discussion of bow our needs might best be met in another emergency.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Formerly Field Representative for the Northeastern Wood Utilization Council, New Haven, Conn. Now, Member of the Technical Service Department of America. Junior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: October 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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