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"Whole Tree" Harvesting: Nutrient Budget Evaluation

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Budgets for N, P, K, and Ca are evaluated for a forest site harvested by chipping and removing entire trees. Soil reserves and natural inputs and recycling of elements can supply N, P, and K for an apparently unlimited number of tree crops. Depletion of Ca reserves may begin to limit tree growth after harvest of nine similar 30-year crops.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forestry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Publication date: December 1, 1973

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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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