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Plantation timber is a renewable source thats harvested using sustainable forestry practices. The available timber differs substantially from region to region.

Yes, I am considering placing more details about conservation concepts in commercial forestry concerns. If anyone has any ideas or refs I'd be grateful. Harristweed 04:07, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Forest education [Foricos][edit]

After a brief Google search for 'Foricos', the main reference appears to be to a yearling thoroughbred foal. It appears that the foal is from an impeccable bloodline however I can't find a link to forestry. Can the editor who added this term give a definition please?The Boy that time forgot 20:57, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

I've removed it. The Boy that time forgot 21:49, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

I alphabetize the organizations and added the Forest Guild. Obviously there are hundreds of other organizations that could be included. I will try to add some of the larger ones soon. --Zanderevans 17:16, 12 March 2007 (UTC)Zander Evans

hey shouldn't there be a part of forestry on the harmful effects on nature —Preceding unsigned comment added by BrodieD (talkcontribs) 15:13, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Forestry colleges in South America[edit]

"In South America the first forestry school was established in Brazil, specifically in Viçosa, Minas Gerais, and later moved to Curitiba, Paraná.[2]" The link indicates that the School was founded in 1962. If that is so, the statement is incorrect, the forestry school at the University of Chile started in 1952: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:44, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Not necessarily so, the article tells you "that between 1960 and 1965 (the departments of) Silvicultura, Tecnologia de la Madera y el de Manejo y Economia Forestal were opened. So it is between 1960 and 1965, not actually in 1952. Whatever 1960 to 1965 may mean, it doesn't mean 1952 when the actual university of Forest engineering (whatever that means) was founded. Dieter Simon (talk) 23:35, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
See: List of historic schools of forestry. Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:46, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

First forestry school in the United States?[edit]

Claims are made for three separate schools that they were the first/ oldest school of forestry in the United States: Biltmore Forest School, the New York State College of Forestry at Cornell, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Biltmore apparently had a one-year program, the NYS College of Forestry a four-year program, plus fifth year professional masters, and Yale was founded as a post-graduate school. Which was first? DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:57, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Resolved. Biltmore was first, officially starting up on September 1, 1898, about three weeks before the New York State College of Forestry at Cornell University. Yale, which opened two years later, was the first postgraduate school of forestry in the US.DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 16:11, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies calls itself the oldest continuously running forestry school in the US. --Eli Sagor (talk) 01:00, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Lead section[edit]

Despite the Society of American Foresters definition, the science of forestry is not exclusive to sustainable methods only. Any permanent change in a forest would likely not fall under that definition, yet their are innummerable examples of such policies endorsed by forestry. Jacob036 (talk) 02:00, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Forestry is defined as a profesion. I think this should be modified, because it is not really such, but rather an activity. Forester is a profesion, like carpenter, but carpentry is an activity.--Auró (talk) 21:17, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Forestry in Germany[edit]

In Germany exists an organization (est. 1948) named 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Waldbesitzerverbände e.V.' (

It is a lobbying group representing the interests of private forest owners and communes / municipalities owning forests. There are also the 'Confederation of European Forest Owners' (CEPF) and the 'European State Forest Association' (EUSTAFOR).

Engagierte Interessenvertretung

in Deutschland, Europa und auf internationalem Parkett Die AGDW vertritt gegenüber dem Deutschen Bundestag, dem Bundesrat, den Ministerien, der Wirtschaft, der Wissenschaft und auch in Gremien anderer Verbände die Interessen des Privat- und Kommunalwaldes. Auf internationaler und verstärkt auf europäischer Ebene ist die AGDW in zahlreichen Institutionen aktiv und setzt sich für die Rechte der Waldbesitzer ein. Die europäische sowie internationale Forstpolitik und Normsetzung gestaltet die AGDW vor allem als Mitglied im Zentralverband der Europäischen Waldbesitzer (CEPF) und in der Internationalen Allianz für Familienforstwirtschaft (IFFA). ([1]

Germany has 357.121 km2 ; about 10.000 of it (30 %) are covered by forests (as a comparison: 52 % agriculture). One sq km has - per average - 33.000 Festmeter wood on it (in woods owned by privateers: 34.500 Festmeter). Every year, 1100 Festmeter per sw km grow additionally. Thus, over 120 Million Festmeter grow and could be harvested within a Sustainable forest management (dt. nachhaltige Forstwirtschaft).

In the article, I would appreciate having a table saying how many sq km are covered in each european country and how much of the surface is covered by wood.

--Neun-x (talk) 11:01, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

See: List of countries by forest area. Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:44, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Forest science[edit]

Forest science currently redirects to this article. There is one brief section here, "As a science," but this is barely a stub. Expansion needed! Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:49, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

In fact Forest science could also redirect to silviculture. I think that the terms forestry and silviculture are sufficiently similar and equivalent, as to admit that the present articles be merged in one. There are languages, like French, Spanish, Catalan, etc in which only one term exists. Both articles of the English Wikipedia are linked to only one article in the French Wikipedia (silviculture).--Auró (talk) 21:23, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Forest(ry) law[edit]

Forest(ry) law goes back centuries, not just from the 20th century as currently suggested here. Correction needed. The article on forest law needs help, too! Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 02:19, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Forestry/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

There are a lot of aspects that are missing and there are very few citations.--Doug.(talk contribs) 17:27, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Substituted at 21:21, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

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