Proceedings of the American Forestry Association Volume 9

Proceedings of the American Forestry Association Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...of the cultivated forests of Europe. But what they will be in the United States--the El dorado of vermin--when forest management has legun in earnest and the damage is felt more severely, is hardly conceivable. The damage differs in value with the age of the growth. Fire may destroy the accumulated stock and crop of centuries; insects may destroy the saplings, and grubs kill the young seedling growth. Windfalls or tornadoes may interfere with the regular system of management and may make a utilization of the stock necessary before its maturity, and thus occasion an overstocking of the market and decline of values. While there are some dangers in agriculture, such as unfavorable weather, frosts, etc., that are not at all or to a less extent felt in forestry, it is there only one year's crop that suffers, while here accumulated stores are exposed to hazard. Since the main value of forest property lies in the accumulated stock, the soil being mostly of inferior value, and this stock is most exposed to depreciation and depredation, it does not form a fit object for credit, nor is it for the same reasons a desirable property to rent. The stock is all the year round exposed to the depredations of others, hence it requires a comparatively large expenditure for protection simply. The existence of this stock is also apt to prove dangerous as far as the proprietor himself is concerned, for it offers a constant temptation to utilize it at the expense of a rational management. Necessity, folly, or miscalculation may easily diminish it, while to place it again upon its proper value and quantity is difficult. Hence, if it is in the interest of the community to maintain stable conditions of property, or where the forest partakes of the protective quality, more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236628640
  • 9781236628640