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World Forestry: Silviculture of the Southern Pines in South Africa

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Abstract:

The forest industries of the Republic of South Africa depend heavily on introduced tree species such as the American southern pines, slash and loblolly (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii P. taeda.) Because only a very small area is available for high-quality plantations, South Africa has developed an intensive management system which aims for short rotations and high product quality, particularly for sawlogs and peeler logs.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Ph.D. Candidate at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York. He is presently working on his dissertation at the D.R. de Wet Forestry Research Station

Publication date: 1979-10-01

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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