The forests of Kamchatka and their importance.
A collection of papers: Larch forest types of Kamchatka (N. E. Kabanov) [112 pp., covering the nomenclature and distribution of Kurile Larch, and detailed descriptions of the forest types in which it occurs]; Natural regeneration of the main tree species of the middle part of the Kamchatka River valley, and ways of assisting it (V. G. Turkov) [under canopy, on felled areas, and on burns]; Fruiting of Kurile Larch in 1960 (V. G. Turkov); Geobotanical, silvicultural and pedological investigations on sample plots in Larch forests in Kamchatka in 1959-61 (N. E. Kabanov); Ecological and phenological characterization of the Betula ermanii forests of the central Kamchatkan depression (L. N. Elagin); Silvicultural and mensurational characterization of the Betula ermanii forests of Kamchatka (V. G. Turkov and V. A. Samsin); Abies (gracilis] in Kamchatka (V. G. Turkov and V. A. Samsin)[describes site, growth rate and regeneration]; Thickets of Alnus kamtschatica in Kamchatka (L. N. Elagin); Division of Kamchatka into forest fire regions (V. A. Samgin); and Ways of rational utilization and management of the forests of Kamchatka (N. E. Kabanov). An appendix of three short papers is also included: Possibilities of utilizing bark of Kurile Larch (A. I. Kalnin'] et al.); Physical and mechanical properties of wood of Kurile Larch (A. T. Vakin et al.); and Technological [chemical] properties of wood of Kurile Larch (S. D. Antonovskij et al.). KEYWORDS: Abies gracilis \ Alnus kamtschatica \ Bark uses \ Betula ermanii \ Larix gmelinii var. japonica \ Kamchatka \ forests \ forestry \ Kamchatka