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Wooded strips in IowaAuthor(s): A.L. Hartong; K.E. Moessner
Source: Forest survey release no. 21. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Central States Forest Experiment Station. 15 p.
Publication Series: Forest Survey Release
Station: Central States Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe recent Forest Survey of Iowa reported as forest land only those areas larger than 1 acre in size and more than 120 feet wide. In farming states like Iowa, however, such small patches and narrow strips of wooded land take on greater significance than in more heavily forested states. Reasons for this are that small woodlands, especially in the form of narrow strips, affect the use of adjacent land by providing game cover and protection from wind as well as forest products for local use. Had roadside and streamside strips and shelterbelt plantings on small areas been included in the Forest Survey, Iowa's recorded forest area would have been increased by 25 percent. So, in order to get a better idea how much timber is contained in these narrow strips, a special study was made of them.
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CitationHartong, A.L.; Moessner, K.E. 1956. Wooded strips in Iowa. Forest survey release no. 21. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Central States Forest Experiment Station. 15 p.
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