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1917 - The Red Spruce: Its Growth and Management

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Spruce is one of the most important woods in the Eastern United States. It grows on large areas in pure or nearly pure stands, is distributed over many of the Northern States, and extends into the southern Appalachians at the higher altitudes. It is used more than any other wood in the manufacture of paper, and supplies a large amount of lumber and other material. Various methods of forest management for spruce have been adopted by large lumber and pulp companies, of which spruce often forms the principal cut. The chief purpose of this bulletin is to formulate definite systems of forest management for various conditions.

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Who are we?

This website has been established and is being managed by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy to support the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI).

CASRI is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce-northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia. It is comprised of private, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations who share a recognition of the importance of this ecosystem.

Contact Us

For more information, and volunteer opportunities, please contact :

Julie Fosbender

Partnership coordinator

US Forest Service

Monongahela National Forest

P: 304-636-1800

f: 304-637-0582