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The Forest Survey Tests the Helicopter

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The helicopter has demonstrated that it can be used successfully for a variety of peace-time purposes. Because of its ability to fly slowly and at low altitudes it would seem to be particularly useful on timber surveys of various kinds. To date few, if any, large-scale tests of the helicopter as an aid in timber inventories have been made. The author describes the procedures and results of such a test in South Carolina.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Division of Forest Economics, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C. Senior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: December 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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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