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The 1940 International Forestry Congress in Finland

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A committee was appointed at Budapest in 1936 to organize the International Institute of Forestry or Silviculture. There were discussions as to the proper location of its headquarters, whether at Rome, Vienna, Geneva, or Berlin. Several meetings of this international organizing committee were held during 1937 and 1938, finally resulting in Berlin being selected as the headquarters. The United States did not participate in the post-Budapest committee meetings, and it was understood that neither did England nor France. Technically, therefore, the United States is not represented in the International Institute of Silviculture. According to Dr. Saari, however, this Third International Forestry Congress is to be more or less autonomous (as far as the new International Institute of Silviculture is concerned), with Finland arranging all programs and details connected with the Congress. This puts a different light on possible participation by American foresters, as well as possibly by English and French foresters. In view of the above situation, I suggested to Dr. Saari, a Corresponding member of the Society who recently visited America, that he submit a statement. American foresters who expect to attend the forestry congress in Finland are requested to notify the Society of American Foresters, Washington, D. C.--Jno. D. Guthrie.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of Helsinki

Publication date: June 1, 1939

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