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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 36 >

The words "immature forests" and "not mature in merchantable quantities" are to be interpreted in the technical sense, and you may, therefore, classify as "reforestation lands" any lands upon which the forest growth is not mature, according to the definition of the word "mature," commonly accepted by professional foresters, even though the forest growth may have commercial value.