A Forest Working Plan for Township 40, Totten and Crossfield Purchase, Hamilton County, New York State Forest Preserve

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division, 1901 - Adirondack Forest Preserve (N.Y.) - 64 pages
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Page xiv - The lands of the state, now owned or hereafter acquired, constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They stall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber thereon be sold, removed or destroyed.
Page xii - ... Agriculture, 1877-98. The report covers a large variety of subjects, much of it of great value along the lines of practical forestry. In addition to the practical matters, subjects are treated that are of a more technical nature. There is also a useful summary of the bulletins and circulars issued by the Division of Forestry of the United States Department of Agriculture, and historical matters pertaining to the work of the Department since its origin up to the time Mr. Fernow left the Division....
Page xiii - Such park shall be forever reserved, maintained and cared for as ground open for the free use of all the people for their health and pleasure and as forest lands, necessary to the preservation of the headwaters of the chief rivers of the state, and a future timber supply; and shall remain part of the forest preserve.
Page xiii - Adirondack park, and which shall, subject to the provisions of this act, be forever reserved, maintained and cared for as ground open for the free use of all the people for their health or pleasure, and as forest lands necessary to the preservation of the headwaters of the chief rivers of the state, and a future timber supply.
Page xiv - This was to be expended by the Superintendent of State Forests " for the payment of the expenses of experts furnished by the United States Bureau of Forestry for estimating standing timber and other information regarding the lands and trees in the Forest Preserve." It was decided by the Superintendent of State Forests and the Forester of the United States Department of Agriculture that the first working plan should be made for the tract known as Township 40, in Hamilton County, which contains Raquette...
Page 63 - Timber may be used for booms, but will be scaled and charged at the regular stumpage rates. Hemlock timber, if used for building purposes, shall be charged at the same rate as Spruce. 13. Contractors and lumbermen shall be careful not to do any unnecessary damage to young growth in lumbering. 14. The violation of any of these rules, if persisted in, shall be deemed a sufficient cause for annulling the contract. INSPECTION. The work of the inspector is of the greatest importance.
Page 11 - Arborvita>, commonly known as Cedar, Black Spruce, Tamarack, Red or- Norway Pine, Soft Maple, and White Birch, with scattered White Ash and Black Cherry. Aspen, commonly known as Poplar, and Bird Cherry are found on the burned-over land. The underbrush is mainly Witch Hobble, Striped Maple or Moosewood, and Mountain or Spotted Maple. Spruce so largely predominates on Township 40 that it makes this a characteristic Spruce township. This species forms 40 percent of the trees in mixture.
Page 63 - No trees shall be left lodged in the woods and none shall be overlooked by the skidders or haulers. (4) All merchantable logs which are as large as 6 inches in diameter at the small end must be utilized. (5) No stumps shall be cut more than 6 inches higher than the stump is wide. (6) No spruce shall be used for bridges, corduroy, skids, slides, or for any purpose except building camps, dams, or booms, unless it is absolutely necessary on account of lack of other timber. (7) All merchantable spruce...
Page 62 - Any timber cut for dimension stuff, booms, spiling, or building material should be scaled at each 1 3-foot length when practicable. To scale long timber at the top diameter is not just, and would cause a serious loss to the State. When the timber is in such a position that the 13-foot points are not accessible, as when piled in skidways, every log should be measured at each end and the average of the two measurements taken as the diameter, and from it the contents should be found. The customary rule...
Page 55 - Adirondacks," page 59: Two hundred and eighty-three trees, which were measured in Nehasane Park in 1897, were scaled in standards. The taper of each log in each tree was computed, and it was determined what the diameter at the top of each would have been if the stump had been cut 18 inches above the ground. It was found that out of these 283 trees 78 would have actually scaled more in standards if low stumps had been cut. Computation was made of the percentage of increase in each tree affected, and...

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