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The Purpose and Basic Concepts of Timber Consumption and Requirements Studies

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The writer explains the factors underlying estimates made by the U. S. Forest Service of present and potential future requirements of timber. The concept rests on such basic economic features as industrial requirements under full employment, and realizable forest productive goals.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Forest Utilization Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Philadelphia, Pa.

Publication date: April 1, 1948

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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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