European experiences with Douglas and other conifers from Western North America.

  • Karl Oedekoven
Keywords: Timber shortage, hardwood, Pseudotsuga, nursery treatment, planting sites, plant spacing, thinning, seed, Tsuga .

Abstract

It is generally known that in the 16th and 17th century all Europe suffered from a tremendous timber shortage which was mainly caused by wars, reckless exploitation and other circumstapces. This time of timber shortage has found its classical description by the famous economist Werner Sombart in his impressive article. "The threatening end of capitalism". To him the timber shortage is in fact a symptom of the gradually appearing end of European culture which was called the wooden culture. It is quite interesting that Sombart associates this timber shortage with another symptom of decline namely the reckless exploitation of foreign nations and cultures which also leads to the exhaustion of wealth...
Published
1957-11-01
How to Cite
Oedekoven, K. (1957). European experiences with Douglas and other conifers from Western North America. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/10206
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