Clear, straight-grained, merchantable pine lumber produced in fifteen years; burl walnut, bird’s-eye maple, curly birch grown without difficulty wherever and whenever desired; pinon pine seeds of a size to be readily marketable in competition with other nuts developed; pines with doubled and trebled yields of heptanes, terpenes, oleoresins, and pitch isolated; high grade pulpwoods grown in an eight year rotation. This isn’t Paul Bunyan’s Utopia; these are merely some of the practical possibilities which may be anticipated if genetics, the science of plant breeding, is applied to forestry.
"Possible Applications of Genetics to Forestry,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 19
, Article 2.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol19/iss1/2