Everywhere in England you see private forests planted for profit. England first won her naval supremacy in ships built of English oak trees which were practically planted for the purpose on private estates. Public or state forestry hardly exists in England. Here we commonly think that forestry concerns the government only.
A few Americans will plant catalpa, locust, or some other tree crop that matures in seventofifteenyears,butwhenthepassionfor enduring things becomes a national trait with us we will plant oaks and other species that require a hundred years or more to mature. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Forestry at Washington, D. C, has a plan for cooperating with any one who has a forest in which profit is the chief consideration.