Allowable Cut as a New Function of Growth and Diagnostic Tallies

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This article discusses: (1) the need to gear allowable cut to actual growth and ultimate levels of growing stock desired; (2) the advantage of straight line (simple interest) projection of forest stands; (3) the advantages of a new allowable-cut formula utilizing simple annual growth rates and setting forth goals and assumptions exlicitly; (4) the need for permanent point-samples or plot-samples to provide feedback information; (5) and the importance of periodic coverage of all record-units by a cheap but valuable diagnostic tally primarily silvicultural in objective, but useful in crystallizing marking prescriptions and in allocating allowable cut and available funds.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Publication date: October 1, 1958

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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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