THE seventh Annual Report of the Forestry commissioner recently issued summarises the work which has been accomplished in Great Britain up to Sept. 30, 1926. Interesting data are given of a census of the woodlands of Britain undertaken with ommendable persistence by the Commissioners. This census has shown that the existing woods amount to 2,958,630 acres, less than half of which can be considered productive. The latter fact appears to have come as a surprise to the Commissioners. The few experts having a knowledge of the forestry conditions of Great Britain could have foretold the result with considerable certainty, and probably not a few of the proprietors also, in the absence of any expert knowledge to guide them.
Forestry Commission. Seventh Annual Report of the Forestry Commissioners, Year ending September 30th, 1926. Pp. 45. (London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1927). 1s. net.