Forestry in the Federal Republic of Germany
Twenty years ago I reported in “The Ames Forester" on German forestry. At that time the report could still be titled “Forestry in Germany". Today, 20 years later, properly speaking one ought to draw up two reports, one concerning forestry in the Federal Republic and the other concerning forestry in the German Democratic Republic. Although it concerns the same forests as 20 years ago, essential differences could be outlined with regard to the aims of the economy and the forest organization. Only in the technique of forestry the differences might be of less importance, as the technique has its specific law and reasserts itself in all spheres against all differences in the politic, economic and social conceptions.