Certain Features of German Forestry (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Certain Features of German Forestry
The rotation at Eberstadt is' approximately 120 years, at which time the larger trees attain an average diameter, breast high, of 12 to 16 inches. The cuts are made in winter and in the succeeding winter the ground is dug over to a depth of about 14 inches, the best soil Of the forest ﬂoor being turned under and the poor sand from below placed on top. This will force the roots to go deeper for their food. In April, one year old seedlings of Scotch pine are planted, and be tween the rows, in May, potatoes will be cultivated. This method of tongya gets rid in a large measure of the weeds and soil fungi which might be harmful to the young pine, especially H y s t e r i u m p in i At the time of the logging operations there were left stand ing, in the majority of cases, about eight of the best trees to an acre, to run through the next rotation as veterans. In addition to the increment yield of these trees, which takes place practically without injury to the growth of the next rotation, the price increment of these veterans rises from a stumpage value of under $40 to over $60 a thousand.
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