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Ames Forester

Abstract

Of all the tottering thrones of to-day none is more shaky than that of King “Pinus palustris”, who is ruling in the last decade of greatness of one of the world’s grandest kingdoms. The history of that kingdom is the story of the climax and decline of the great forests of southern long leaf yellow pine. It has not been many years since those magnificent southern forests stood silent and intact. Now it will not be long before the noise and bustle of the last big logging operation will die away, leaving behind destruction and desolation, except for a few scattered tracts of virgin timber and scant reproduction.

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