The forest.

  • K. Scherer
Keywords: Forest definition, German forest, forest species, rotation time.


Ladies and gentlemen, what is the forest? An assembly of trees? Not quite, because a plantation of fruit trees cannot be regarded as forest. The forest is more than a collection of trees; it is a natural form of life, a union of plants and animals comprising long-living trees and short-living plants and animals. Warmth, humidity and light produce, by changing of the constitution of the soil, the elements for the growing of the forest and these factors cannot be altered much by man with all his technical knowledge...
How to Cite
Scherer, K. (1955) “The forest.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 23July2024).

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