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Shortleaf pine forest after thinning

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Title:
Shortleaf pine forest after thinning
Topics:
Forestry
Subjects:
Agricultural extension work
Forest thinning
Forests and forestry
Fuelwood
Shortleaf pine
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
ua023_007-008-bx0034-010-014
Photographer:
Mattoon, Wilbur R. more info on Mattoon, Wilbur R. (Wilbur Reed), 1875-1941 
Created Date:
Description:
Transcribed from back: Shortleaf pine forest on farm of C. M. Icenhour, Alexander County, N. C. Picture made in section under management. This acre of 30 year old pines has been thinned, cutting 12 cords of wood. The 676 trees left scale or measure 50.64 cords, giving a total of 62.64 cords per acre, or an annual growth of 2.09 cords per acre. Prior to thinning as much as 8 to 10 cords had been allowed to go to waste. This is hard to beat as a farm crop. The standing timber will give at least three future harvests. R. W. Graeber, Extension Forester.
Genre:
Photographs
Location:
Alexander County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs