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The Importance and Uses of Growth Information in Timber Management

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Abstract:

An analysis of the uses of growth information stressing two major groups: as a measure of forest performance in an area cumulatively obtained from repeated surveys; as a basis for better design of timber management systems. The increasing need for structured and widely applicable growth data for planning more efficient systems for future management is particularly emphasized.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Management and Chairman, Department of Forestry, School of Natural Resources, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Publication date: July 1, 1964

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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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