American forestry and forest management - An introduction.

  • W.J. Wright Working Plans Officer, Forestry Division, Northern Ireland. W. K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow, 1961-1962, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Keywords: United States, vegetation, administration.


The first essential step towards an understanding of American forestry is an adjustment to one's scale of thinking. There are 650 million acres of forest land in the United States and over half of this area is in private ownership. As one would expect in such a vast country, there is a very wide range of vegetation types - from sub-tropical swamps to sub-arctic tundra. In this short paper it is impossible to present a comprehensive picture of American forestry. Consequently, I intend to consider a few aspects of American forestry which may be of interest to the Irish Forester. [...]
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Wright, W. (1965). American forestry and forest management - An introduction. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from
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