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Southern Pine Beetle Control on Norris Reservoir Lands

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The Southern pine beetle attacked a small stand of timber on TVA lands at Norris Reservoir, Tennessee, in 1945. Moving from this point in a series of irregularly spaced jumps on a narrow northeasterly path, the infestation struck at 466 points, killing a total of 231 acres of timber on its 16-mile course, before it was brought under control. The characteristics of the infestation and the costs, techniques, and effectiveness of the control measures applied are presented.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Foresters, Tennessee Valley Authority, Divisions of Reservoir Properties and Forestry Relations, Norris, Tenn.

Publication date: August 1, 1949

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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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