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Using Aircraft in Checking Forest Photo-Interpretation

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If timber inventories are to be based on forest stand maps compiled from aerial photographs, it becomes necessary to check and verify the identification of forest types on the photographs before the type or stand maps are constructed. Failure to make such a check may lead to serious errors in the acreage summary and subsequently in the volume and growth estimates.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant in Forestry, Forestry Department, Agricultural Experiment Station, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn

Publication date: November 1, 1952

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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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