Report of the Forest Commissioner of the State of Maine Volume 4, PT. 1902

Report of the Forest Commissioner of the State of Maine Volume 4, PT. 1902

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...on Squaw Mountain township. It lies in the Lower Spruce Slope type, and consists of a heavy stand of large and mature trees, of the first A dense stand of spruce, suitable for pulp. Subject to wind quality. It represents a class of forest of which very little is now left in Maine. The following table, based on the valuation surveys run in the virgin forest, shows the number of trees per acre, of all species, ten inches and over breast high, the average and maximum diameters, and the percentage of each species in mixture. TABLE N0. 4. VIRGIN FOREST. Trees 10 inches and over in diameter, breasthigh, on 20 acres. The Spruce predominates on Squaw Mountain Township. It appears in all the types, forming a large percentage of the trees in mixture, and is the tree of greatest commercial importance. In the present study, greater attention was paid to its growth and development on the Spruce and Hardwood Land and the Spruce Slope types, because it was felt by the writer that the time of the party would be better occupied by so doing, since these types are those most widely distributed in the mountainous parts of central Maine. The Flat, more typical of the northern part of the State, could very properly be made the subject of further investigation. REPRODUCTION. One of the objects of this investigation was to study the reproduction of Spruce on cut-over land. Observations were made of the Spruce bearing cones and of the young seedlings on the ground in order to investigate the habit of the species in seed-bearing and in the occurrence of seed years. While the spruce bears some seed every year, only occasionally is there a season when an abundance of seed is produced. The average interval between such seed years, as they may properly be called, can...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810872
  • 9781236810878