PERHAPS the most interesting part of the eighteenth annual report of the Forestry Commissioners for the year ending September 30, 1937 (London: H.M. Stationery Office. 1s. net), is the account of the work undertaken to give effect to the Government policy for the Special Areas in connexion with afforestation. In the previous annual report (to September 1936) reference was made to the initiation of a scheme of afforestation and forest workers' holdings in the Special Areas of England and Wales. It was then pointed out that both the acquisition of the necessary land and the provision of plants would take time, so that no large scheme of afforestation could be anticipated during the present year.