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Retention and Condition of Agricultural Conservation Program Conifer Plantings

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Of 312 conifer plantings examined 10 to 15 years after establishment under the Agricultural Conservation Program, 95 percent were being retained for timber production, at least to some degree. The plantations were in five eastern states. Eleven percent did not warrant further retention for timber growing. Forty-three percent needed silvicultural work, chiefly thinning of conifers. The other 41 percent required no immediate attention.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Project Leader, Riverside Fire Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Riverside, California

Publication date: 1980-05-01

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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.

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