Foresters everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the potentialities of tree selection and breeding. In the quest for suitable breeding material, many of the plantations of the past are assuming importance, for each plantation of introduced species may provide information on its adaptability to a certain area and the desirable and undesirable traits which it may manifest in its new environment.
Barber, John C. 1953. Tree Planting at the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Old Station Paper SE-027