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Twenty-Five Year Growth Record on Managed Timberland in Southwest Mississippi

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Records kept for a 25-year period on a forest of 35,906 acres in southwest Mississippi show a growth rate of .946 cords per acre per year for the entire period. Heavy cutting and severe damage by an ice storm in 1951 depleted the forest. Therefore growth was separately determined for the 19-year period beginning in 1952 and found to be 1.163 cords per acre per year. Five-year growth rate, starting in 1971, is projected at 1.5 cords.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, Johns-Manville Products Corp., Natchez, Miss.

Publication date: August 1, 1972

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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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