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Snow Damage in Young Northern Hardwoods and Rapid Recovery

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Snow damage that occurred during 1958 in a 7-year-old stand of paper and yellow birch in New Hampshire was not as disastrous as it originally appeared. Data on the development of the stand since damage occurred--including stand quality, stocking species composition, and sample tree growth--indicates young northern hardwood stands have the capacity to recover rapidly from snow damage and in some cases may benefit from it.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silvicultst, Northeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Laconia, N. H.

Publication date: January 1, 1966

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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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