Silvicultural research in the South: its history and the role of the Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference

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  • Authors: Barnett, James P.
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Abstract

Through the application of silvicultural research, the forests of the South that were devastated by aggressive harvesting in the early 20th century have been restored to become the most productive and sustainable forests in the world. The development of this research capability and its application throughout the South is documented, and the role of the Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference is discussed.

  • Citation: Barnett, James P. 2020. Silvicultural research in the South: its history and the role of the Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. In: Bragg, Don C.; Koerth, Nancy E.; Holley, A. Gordon, eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 20th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 3-9.
  • Keywords: history, forestry, U.S. Forest Service, southern United States, research
  • Posted Date: July 29, 2020
  • Modified Date: April 19, 2021
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