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Naturevolume 30pages194196 (1884) | Download Citation



THE approaching International Forestry Exhibition at Edinburgh, which is to open on July 1 next, and which promises to be a very successful affair so far as the variety of the exhibits and the general arrangements of the Exhibition are concerned, will, it is hoped, prove some-thing more than a mere show during the months it is open to the public. Though the objects exhibited will, in all probability, be a source of considerable attraction and instruction, inasmuch as the arrangement and scope of the several classes seem to have been carefully considered, it is much to be hoped that the Exhibition will be the means of leaving a lasting improvement on the condition of forestry in this country. One thing it certainly must do, and that is it will draw attention to the great importance of practical forestry in utilising and developing the resources of forest produce, and in directing attention to these products the eyes of many will be opened as to their value, whether to the consumer or to the producer. There is, however, a higher aim in the prosecution of scientific forestry than even these points just referred to, namely, the preservation of indigenous arboreal vegetation and the securing of a sufficient rainfall.


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