United States Department of Agriculture
Predictions of future timber yields are necessary for formulating management plans and for comparing timber growing with alternative land uses. One useful tool for making these predictions is a set of yield tables.
1960's Pulpwood harvest in the south reached an all-time high of 23.551.000 cords-57 percent of the Nation's total. At year's end. the South had 81 pulpmills with a total daily capacity of more than 50.000 tons. Seven mills outside the South also were using wood grown within the region.
The Thin Loess soil belt lies east and adjacent to the Deep Loess area. Soils in the area's uplands developed in wind- blown silty deposits less than 4 feet thick. The terraces and bottoms are derived principally from sediments of the nearby loess hills, and mixed alluvium from loess and Coastal Plain sands and clays.
The period between the completion of Florida's first Forest Survey in 1936 and the third in 1959 spans nearly a quarter of a century. In 1936, the era of large sawmills was coming to a close, but half the lumber was still produced b ya dozen large mills. Taxes were high and lumber prices had no recovered from the depression slump
Some of the earliest successful forest plantations in the United States were those of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) established about 1900 on the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina. Since that time white pine has played an increasingly important role in reforestation in the southern Appalachians. Growth is rapid, the wood is...
The U.S. Forest Service has started a laboratory study with the ultimate objective of determining model laws for fire behavior. The study includes an examination of the effect of such variables as species of wood, density of wood, moisture content, size of fuel particle, spacing, dimensions of fuel bed, wind, and slope on the rate of spread of fire and the partition of...