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Insurance Silviculture in the Black Cherry-Maple Type

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On the Allegheny Plateau in Pennsylvania, large areas of the black cherry-maple type are nearing an age when they should be regenerated. Largely because of browsing by white-tailed deer, clearcutting in these even-aged, second-growth stands often fails to secure regeneration. An industrial landowner leaves 20 to 40 pole-sized trees per acre, usually sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) and red maple (A. rubrum L.). They are a hedge against failure of regeneration and will provide a high rate of financial return while a new stand develops.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Engineer, Forest Products Division Texasgulf Inc., Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Publication date: March 1, 1981

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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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