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A Site Evaluation Concept

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Abstract:

There is a current trend among many foresters concerned with site relationships to seek more precise methods for evaluating growth potential. Frequently the approach to this problem has been to reduce observations to single factor measurements related by formulae to site-index ratings or other expressions of growth. The authors emphasize consideration of all the effective factors which influence production throughout the life of the stand. The dynamic rather than the static nature of site quality is stressed. The concept of current site index will be new to many readers.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant professor, Department of Silviculture, State Univ. of N.Y., College of Forestry, Syracuse

Publication date: January 1, 1956

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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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