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Ice Storm 1998 and the Forests of the Northeast: A Preliminary Assessment

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Abstract:

The ice storm that struck the Northeast in January 1998 has drawn unprecedented attention to the forest resource and motivated many small landowners to take a fresh look at their woodlots. So far, most landowners seem to be following the advice of forestry leaders to take their time. No hardwood pulpwood glut has yet emerged. Experts are warning that damage to residual trees caused by hasty salvage logging may be more serious than some of the damage caused by the ice storm--the cure sometimes being worse than the diseases.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Coordinator, President, The Irland Group, RFD #2, Box 9200, Winthrop, ME 04364

Publication date: September 1, 1998

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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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