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International Journal of Forestry Research
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 320170, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/320170
Research Article

Midwest Logging Firm Perspectives: Harvesting on Increasingly Parcelized Forestlands

1Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, 209 Bruckner Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
2Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, 715 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
3Southwick Associates, P.O. Box 6435, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, USA

Received 4 June 2011; Accepted 11 August 2011

Academic Editor: Guofan Shao

Copyright © 2011 Shorna Allred et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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