The Shortest Step to Increase Our Timber Supply

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The author believes that the potential role of planting in the southern pine region has been under-estimated. He also feels that the previous estimate of 13 million acres of plantable land is too low when one considers the acreage in need of interplanting or conversion from scrubby hardwoods to pine. He proposes a yearly schedule of 700,000 acres of new plantations, to be sparkplugged by an average allotment of $500,000 in agricultural conservation payments for each of the ten pine-region states.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Extension Forester, Oregon Agricultural Extension Service, Corvallis, Ore.

Publication date: May 1, 1948

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