United States Department of Agriculture
Pulpwood output in the south reached 22,750,100 cords in 1959, an all-time record. The previous high was 20,344,900 cords set in pre-recession 1956. The year 1959 also saw continued rapid expansion in the use of hardwood species and wood residues, the latter chiefly in the form of chips from sawmills. Altogether, 81 pulpmills received wood from the South, and 76 of...
To find out what kinds of individuals are particularly interested in forestry and how they use their forest land, 100 owners were interviewed (fig. 1) and their woodlands examined in each of two study areas, one in the North Carolina Piedmont and the other in the Georgia Coastal Plain. Total acreage of the two areas is about the same. And although total acreage in...
This booklet has been prepared to assist photo interpreters in recognizing broad forest types on aerial photographs of the South, and to illustrate primary differences between panchromatic and infrared photography from the standpoint of timber type-mapping.
Time-temperature relations were measured during the course of a preliminary investigation of the thermal characteristics of forest fires. Observations on 5 head fires and 5 backfires in 8-year-old gallberry-palmetto roughs on the Alapaha Experimental Range near Tifton, Georgia, are the basis for this report.
What effects do grazing cattle have on the hardwood forests of the Mississippi Delta? What is the value of the forage to the cattle? To answer such questions, grazing studies were conducted in 1957 on the Delta Experimental Forest, near Stoneville.
Pond pine (Pinus serotina, Michx. ) is the most frequent component of the overstory in the fuel types on organic soils areas of coastal North Carolina. Although pond pine stands are characteristically rather open, in blowup fire situations the burning foliage and branchwood contribute significantly to the total energy released.