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German Forestry

Nature volume 142, page 596 (01 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS is a large book of 342 pages, and has been chiefly written for the American forester. Dr. Heske deals chiefly with forest economics and policy. The character, extent and ownership of forests in Germany, the growth, production and utilization of wood materials, and the general public services of the forests in the protection of watersheds, in the conservation of wild life, affording recreation and in maintaining industries, employment and stabilizing communities. An interesting fact is stressed. Until recently the management of the forests was under the different German States, with a consequent difference in policy. A greater measure of control of policy by the central Government is now being introduced, a factor which is all to the interests of the country as a whole.

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