United States Department of Agriculture
Insects and disease organisms are a continuing threat to cottonwood (Populus deltoides Bartr.), especially during the tree's first 5 years. The danger is intensified in large plantings of a single species and age because rapid buildup of damaging agents can occur. This booklet, will help forest nurserymen and plantation managers identify and...
The Tennessee legislative act to help prevent the premature and forced development of rural lands is analyzed regarding its usage and its effect on taxes of participating and nonparticipating property owners.
An average of 10 percent of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seedlings in several natural populations remained nearly free of brown-spot needle blight (Scirrhia acicola (Dearn.) Siggers) year after year, despite high injection levels in the population as a whole. In one study, these individuals averaged 8 feet taller at age 24 than surviving trees that were less...
Tabulates forest resource information from a new inventory of the southeast counties of Texas.
This publication describes many grasses, grasslike plants, forbs, and shrubs that inhabit longleaf pine-bluestem range. The species vary widely in importance; most produce forage palatable to cattle, some are noxious weeds, and others are valuable indicators of trends in range condition. All are abundant enough on certain sites, however, to require identification for...
Southern pulpwood production in 1974 reached a record high of 49,102,144 cords, a 4-percent increase over the previous year. Daily pulping capacity at the 114 southern pulpmills rose 3 per- cent to 94,982 tons; the increase resulted from expansion of existing facilities and the opening of three new mills.
Excessive condensate normally accumulates in in vitro-illuminated petri dishes containing plant tissue cultures, causing avariety of problems. A dark-colored rubber net-mesh placed over the petri dishes prevented such condensation, even when charcoal-supplemented media are used under high light intensity in a growth chamber.
Techniques used to prepare and quantify herbivore diet samples for microhistological analyses are described. Plant fragments are illustrated for more than 50 selected plants common on longleaf-slash pine-bluestem range in the southeastern United States.
An entirely new concept of tree measurment was announced by the author in 1948 (11). Since the original theory and applications have subsequently been b roadened considerably, it seems advisable to publish the entire development in readily usable form, along with other material helpful in tree measurement.
To provide current forest resource data, the Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit of the U.S. Forest Service Southern Forest Experiment Station has conducted interim surveys within the regular 10-year survey cycles. This report summarizes the findings of a midcycle survey of Mississippi forest resources. Field work for the survey was completed in 1983....
Veneer manufacturing is an important segment of the forest industries and 1s increasing in importance every year. Veneer logs are high-valued in comparison with other kinds of logs and bolts, and considerable employment is generated and much value added in their manufacture.
Data from the 1988 Arkansas forest survey were used to derive fresh and dry biomass estimates for all trees, on timberland, greater than 1.0 inch in diameter at breast height (d.b.h). There are 383.2 million fresh tons in softwood species and 939.7 million fresh tons in hardwood species. Most of this biomass is in the stem portion of the trees—85 percent for softwoods...
Tabulates forest resource information from a new inventory of Tennessee.
A sample of trees from the Mississippi Delta is used to construct volume and weight tables for willow oak.
Tabulates forest resource information from a new inventory of the Southeast parishes of Louisiana.
Tabulates forest resource information from a new inventory of the Counties of Alabama.
This history brings together the literature and the lives of those connected with forest disease research in the South and the Southeast. The author presents the "why" aspects along with the "what" of such research.
The purpose of this workshop was to allow remote sensing experts from Latin America, the U.S.A., and FAO to discuss state-of-the-art methodology in remote sensing of forest environments, and to develop plans on how to better incorporate this technology into FAO and national forest inventory efforts. The workshop included numerous presentations of ongoing activities, as...
Alabama has a larger inventory of both softwood and hardwood and a greater output of timber products than any other State in the Midsouth. Forest-related activities comprise a major portion of the State's economy, and forest resources have been assessed intermittently since 1935. The most recent survey was made in 1972 (Murphy 1973).
This report tabulates information from a new forest inventory of counties in northern Alabama. The tables are intended for use as a source data in compiling estimates for groups of counties. Because the sampling procedure is designed primarily to furnish inventory data for the state as a whole, estimates for individual counties have limited and variable accuracy.