Impressions of Forestry in Turkey

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Centuries of unregulated use severely depleted forest resources of Turkey, but nationalization of forests after founding of the Republic of Turkey in 1923 marked the beginning of orderly management. Forestry achievements since then include creation of a competent administration, completion of a nationwide inventory, reforestation of nearly 1 million acres, establishment of nurseries with a capacity of 500 million seedlings annually, construction of 36,000 miles of roads, development of an effective fire-fighting organization, and creation of facilities for research and for training of professionals and technicians.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Ecology, School of Forestry, Oregon State University

Publication date: September 1, 1976

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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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