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Soil-Timber Species Mix

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A case study of matching soils to tree species indicates a potential for a 60-percent increase in sawtimber yield. Utilizing other soil and forest management practices such as fertilization, water table manipulation, and tree improvement programs, additional gains may be possible. Muliple-use considerations will reduce output. However, with this reduction there still exists the potential of increasing output between 20 to 40 percent by matching species to soil potential.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Soil Scientists, U.S. Forest Service, Milwaukee, Wis. and Ogden, Utah

Publication date: March 1, 1971

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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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