The necessity for a forest policy.

  • F.T. Morehead Burma.
Keywords: Soil erosion, climatic conditions, forest Law, forest policy.


The Forest provides man with some of his most essential raw materials. Today wood and other forest produce is being put to wider uses and is in greater demand than ever before. The Forest is beneficial in other respects; it protects the land against soil erosion; it conserves water supply and the flow of streams, it provides means of reclaiming swamps, and it protects, and in some cases, has saved from extermination, some of the world's most interesting fauna. The Forest has a great recreational value and is an aid to health. And not least of all the Forest has permeated and inspired Music, Art, and Literature in almost every country in the world. A country which has lost her forests has lost something more than purely material advantage...
How to Cite
Morehead, F. (1950) “The necessity for a forest policy.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 16June2024).