The Forests of the U. S. Zone of Germany

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German forests survived six years of war and ten years of over-cutting under the Nazi regime with only slight damage. Total growing stock is estimated to have declined from 350 to 200 billion board feet. Further reduction is contemplated by the Allied Governments to provide timber for reconstruction and to reduce Germany's potential military resources. Because many German foresters were ardent Nazis, personnel acceptable to the Allies to manage the forests is seriously lacking. A forest survey is now under way that will provide information for a new policy in the near future.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Forestry Section, U. S. Military Government, Germany. Senior member, S.A.F.

Publication date: April 1, 1947

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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