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Farm Forestry

Nature volume 100, page 324 (27 December 1917) | Download Citation



SCATTERED all over the United States, amidst the farm land, there are numerous small woods, which are in -most cases remnants of the original virgin forest. - These wood-lots, as they are called, are said to cover in the aggregate as many as 200,000,000 acres. Though, as a rule, poorly stocked with timber at present, the wood—“lots are of great value to the rural population, as they provide cheaply the fuel, posts, fencing, and timber required on the farm. Under proper care and management their productive capacity is capable of great expansion, and it is estimated that all the timber necessary for the manifold industries of the United States might be grown on the wood-lots alone. Great efforts are now being made by the Department of Agriculture at Washington and by the agricultural experiment stations in each State to encourage the farmer to take a greater interest in his wood-lot.

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