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The Role of Physiology in Silviculture

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Excellent reminders of the role of physiology in forestry have appeared from time to time over the past two decades (examples given in the bibliography). This report should again remind foresters how the plant physiologist is working toward basic answers having broad application to forestry problems. It is not a comprehensive coverage of ways in which physiology is aiding the work of such disciplines as tree improvement, forest pathology and entomology, or forest hydrology and soils. It is limited to silviculture examples, primarily because the tree physiologist is most concerned with growth response phenomena, exactly the concern of the silviculturist.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: July 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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