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Portal:Forestry - contributions welcome![edit]

Northamerica1000 has done a great job helping get Portal:Forestry up and running. Well done! Much remains for further development of the portal, a top priority for this WikiProject. WP:Forestry editors are welcome and encouraged to contribute! Thanks & Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:22, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Palm oil navbox[edit]

A new forestry-related navbox has been created. Inputs welcome! Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 02:35, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

American Forests[edit]

I had a question about the American Forests article: My source (Wikisource-logo.svg "Forestry Association, American". New International Encyclopedia. 1905. ), a rather old one, mentions that "annual meetings are held, at which papers are read covering all aspects of the forestry question, and the Proceedings of the American Forestry Association are published annually at Washington, D. C." The article currently doesn't mention a proceedings publication like this, or a corresponding conference meeting. Does anyone know the current status of this activity or its history? I thought it might have been discontinued, so I didn't include this information in the article. I can't find any sign of it on Bob Burkhardt (talk) 20:52, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi Bob, Consulting WorldCat and the Library of Congress, it looks like those Proceedings commenced in 1890, and continued at least through 1897 (vol. 12, for the 15th meeting of the Association). At some point, the name of the annual meeting was changed to the American Forestry Congress; the proceedings then were renamed as the Proceedings of the American Forestry Congress. It looks like the final issue of the latter was published in 1963. Several of the earlier Proceedings are available via GoogleBooks... Hope this helps... Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 21:11, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into this. I will post this information on the article's talk page for now. Bob Burkhardt (talk) 20:44, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Tree growth[edit]

I came across two images of the same trees taken 40 years apart. File:Moose Canyon (HS85-10-24782).jpg and one I found on EBay. The EBay one is probably still in copyright but cropping out samples of just a few trees would probably fall under . I haven't scaled the two images to see if there is a notable change in pixel size from 40 years of growth. Someone in this project may wish to add sample images to a tree growth article somewhere. An email to a photo club or Parks Canada in Jasper, Alberta may yield images of 2013 growth as well.--Canoe1967 (talk) 15:28, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Template:Forestry by country[edit]

There is a discussion at Template talk:Forestry by country that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. The topic concerns the scope of articles linked to that template. Comments, perspectives on what should be included/ linked to in that navigation box are welcome. Thanks & Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:41, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Forestry tools navbox[edit]

New navigation box... Contributions welcome! Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 02:05, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Forests of Europe[edit]


Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here goes:

I'm considering writing an article on european forests - haven't been able to find one (but please correct me if one exists).

But I am completely missing reliable sources on forest sizes - maybe because there aren't any, or maybe because I just can't find them. There are some sources for some countries (also on wiki) but for some important countries (such as germany, russia, poland, romania and ukraine) I can find only vague statements about forests being "very large" or "among the largest" etc. (Forested area pr. country on the other hand is very easy to find).

Any help would be appreciated.

--Honymand (talk) 12:01, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Wood products navigation box[edit]

Hello, Please see the following new navigation box; contributions welcome! Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 22:29, 6 October 2013 (UTC)


In the ecoforestry article I've found "If all of the organisms of the ecosystem are non existent, the ecosystem itself will soon come to be non existent. Once that happens, there is no longer any forest to harvest from." It was added here in 2009 along with a whole lot of other stuff such as "Ecoforestry has many principles within the existence of itself." And these pearls of wisdom have remained to this day. Can someone have a look and see what has been going on? If I start removing unreferenced material there will be little left and but the topic seems to me to be an appropriate one. Thincat (talk) 15:48, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Good catch, Thincat. Edit away...! Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 21:48, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Please add Bolivia to the list:

The ArBolivia project has been practicing analogue forestry in the four tropical departments, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Beni & La Paz with subsistence farmers since 2007 following a 5 year FAO sponsored pilot.

List of U.S. state soils[edit]

We need some images over there. If you have a camera and a shovel, or one of those new camera-shovels, please help.

Many thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 17:51, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Forestry At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 11:36, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Some vandalism[edit]

Some editors, intending a joke I suppose, highjacked debarking (lumber) (newly renamed today to avoid ambiguity with yet another definition) into removing the bark from a dog devocalization! Just thought I'd point that out. This has apparently been going on (and off) for several years! Student7 (talk) 14:31, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Forestry At Wikimania 2014 (updated version)[edit]

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