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Leaf Litter as a Killer

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In addition to their passive role in forest soil development, dead leaves while still firm, often play in forestry the aggressive and important role of a villain. More often than is noted, abundant leaf litter exercises a serious adverse influence on the regeneration of desirable forest species in mixedwood. Research is needed to ascertain the, degree of harm being done by dead leaves, in relation to the major variables, and to find practical means for minimizing such damage.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director of Woodlands Research, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada, Montreal

Publication date: March 1, 1954

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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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