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British Forest Trees

Nature volume 160, page 106 (26 July 1947) | Download Citation



THIS is the second book covering the general subject of British forestry for the non-technical reader published since the end of the War (“Forests and Forestry”, by W. L. Taylor, the recently appointed director-general of forestry, being the other), and during the same period, Edlin's book on “British Woodland Trees” has also appeared. This is a very healthy sign of an increasing interest in the woodlands of Great Britain and their place in both rural and national economy. All three books are well illustrated, and Mr. Rowe has made an excellent choice of subjects. The frontispiece, taken in a New Forest roadside plantation well known to foresters, provides an ample refutation of the charge that a coniferous crop need be an eyesore, while Figs. 5 and 6 of neglected larch woods show how one may become so ; the dark thicket stage shown in Figs. 21 and 22 is after all a relatively short one. It may be claimed that the bad beech of Fig. 7 has a certain attractiveness of its own, but does it surpass that of the good beech of Fig. 8 alongside? Several of the photographs reveal what excellent growth is obtainable in Britain with a number of kinds of timber tree.

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