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  • Virginia Tech’s RootReport 2020 

    Kruger, Steve D.; Munsell, John F. (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2020)
    RootReport is a project of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. We study the medicinal plant trade as part of our mission to provide research and extension services for ...
  • RootReport: Spotlight on Ginseng 

    Kruger, Steve D.; Munsell, John F. (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2020)
    This report provides a breakdown of data on annual ginseng harvests in the US.
  • Forestry, Fall/Winter 2019-2020 

    Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (Virginia Tech. Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2020)
    The combined Fall/Winter 2019-2020 issue of Forestry, the newsletter for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech.
  • RootReport Preliminary Results for 2015 

    Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2015)
    We here at Virginia Tech’s RootReport are excited to release data on the 2015 native medicinal plant harvest, and would like to thank everyone who participated in our study. We are preparing to publish these results and a ...
  • RootReport: Preliminary Results for 2014 

    Kruger, Steve; Munsell, John F. (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2015)
    RootReport is an ongoing project of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. We do market assessment and create extension resources for nontimber forest products. For the last ...
  • Preliminary Results of the 2013 Virginia Tech Root Report 

    Kruger, Steve; Munsell, John F. (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2014)
    The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is working on a study of the medicinal plant trade as part of a larger effort to provide research and extension services for non-timber ...
  • Forestry, Summer 2019 

    Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (Virginia Tech. Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2019)
    The Summer 2019 issue of Forestry, the newsletter for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech.
  • Site and Yield Information Applicable to Virginia’s Hardwoods: A Review 

    Evans, Thomas F.; Burkhart, Harold E.; Parker, Robert C. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1975)
    In 1966 Virginia had a hardwood growing stock volume of 10.5 billion cubic feet and a hardwood sawtimber volume of almost 26. 3 billion board feet. Hardwood timber was distributed over more than 12.8 million acres of ...
  • Computer-Implemented Simulation as a Planning Aid for State Fisheries Management Agencies 

    Clark, Richard D., Jr.; Lackey, Robert T. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1975)
    A basic job of fisheries management agencies is to forecast the demand and produce the necessary supply of fishing opportunities. Present day angling consumption rates often exceed managers' ability to supply fishing ...
  • The Economics of Producing and Marketing Christmas Trees on Small Plantations in Virginia 

    Leuschner, William A.; Sellers, William A. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1975)
    The purpose of this report is to assist potential and existing Christmas tree growers in making better informed decisions on investments in small Christmas tree plantations, We seek to accomplish this by presenting cost ...
  • The 1972 Virginia Outdoor Recreation Inventory 

    Leuschner, William A.; Groves, David L.; Bolger, William T.; Stokes, Gerald L. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1974)
    The Virginia Commission of Outdoor Recreation coordinated the inventorying of outdoor recreation facilities in the state between June and December, 1972. The inventory is an integral part of the Virginia Outdoors Plan ...
  • Economic Guidelines for Loblolly Pine Management in Virginia 

    Thompson, Emmett F.; Mantie, Robert C.; Sullivan, Alfred D.; Burkhart, Harold E. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1973-12)
    Recent studies (e.g. Southern Forest Resource Analysis Committee, 1969; U. S. Forest Service, 1972) indicate that wood requirements may exceed available supplies by the end of this century. The latest forest survey of ...
  • Simulation of Individual Tree Growth and Stand Development in Loblolly Pine Plantations on Cutover, Site-Prepared Areas 

    Burkhart, Harold E.; Farrar, Kenneth D.; Amateis, Ralph L.; Daniels, Richard F. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1987)
    A forest stand simulator, PTAEDA2, was developed to model growth in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations on cutover, site-prepared areas. Individual trees were used as the basic growth units. In PTAEDA2, trees are ...
  • The Wildlife Management Planning Game: Administrative Manual 

    Sullivan, Alfred D.; Guynn, David C. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1973-09)
    This manual has a twofold purpose: (1) to provide operating information for the game administrator, and (2) to provide documentation of the FORTRAN IV program which is the basis of the Wildlife Management Planning Game. ...
  • Growth and Yield of Appalachian Mixed Hardwoods After Thinning 

    Harrison, Wade C.; Burkhart, Harold E.; Burk, Thomas E.; Beck, Donald E. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1986)
    G-HAT (Growth of Hardwoods After Thinning) is a system of computer programs used to predict growth and yield of Appalachian mixed hardwoods after thinning. Given a tree list or stand table, along with inputs of stand age, ...
  • Growing and Marketing Christmas Trees in Virginia 

    Vodak, M.C.; Leuschner, W.A.; Watson, A.E. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1984)
    The purpose of this report is to assist potential and existing Christmas tree growers in making investment decisions about small Christmas tree plantations by presenting cost and revenue data and analysis of financial ...
  • A Model for Assessing Hardwood Competition Effects on Yields of Loblolly Pine Plantations 

    Burkhart, Harold E.; Sprinz, Peter T. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1984)
    A model was developed to predict pine survival, growth and yield for unthinned loblolly pine plantations with varying levels of hardwood competition in the main canopy. Inputs for the model are number of loblolly pine trees ...
  • The Wildlife Management Planning Game: Instructions to Participants 

    Guynn, David C.; Sullivan, Alfred D. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1973-09)
    During the spring of 1971, a project was undertaken with the objective of constructing a unique simulation game that would be helpful in improving wildlife management planning. The game would be used primarily for inservice ...
  • Diameter Distributions and Yields of Natural Stands of Loblolly Pine 

    Burk, Thomas E.; Burkhart, Harold E. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1984)
    A diameter distribution yield model was developed based upon measurements of 117 0.1-acre temporary plots located in naturally regenerated loblolly pine stands in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of Virginia and the Coastal ...
  • Yields and Size Class Distributions for Unthinned Loblolly Pine Plantations on Cutover Site-Prepared Lands 

    Amateis, Ralph L.; Burkhart, Harold E.; Knoebel, Bruce R.; Sprinz, Peter T. (Virginia Tech. Division of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 1984)
    Data from plots established in unthinned loblolly pine plantations on cutover site-prepared lands were used to develop size class distribution and yield predictions. The data come from plantations of loblolly pine established ...

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