Forest Resources and Lumber Industry of Norway

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Norway does not have an extensive forest area such as those possessed by Sweden and Finland, since there are large areas of steep mountains which rise above timberline. In spite of the small forest area and the long period of intensive utilization, the forests, through proper and careful management, remain today as one of Norway's principal natural resources. The normal manufacture and export trade in forest products were disrupted by the war and by conditions during the years of German occupation of the country; however, considering everything, the forests and the industry fared surprisingly well. This article is the third in a series on the forest resources and lumber industry of the northern European countries. The author wishes to express his appreciation to the many professional and industrial men in Norway whose help and cooperation have made this study possible.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Formerly Attaché for Forestry and Lumber Industry in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark, Foreign Service of the United States. Senior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: October 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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