Unasylva - Vol. 12, No. 4

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An international review of forestry and forest products

FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - grew out of a United Nations Conference held at Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.A., in May 1943. The nations agreed to work together to secure a lasting peace through freedom from want. The Organization was formally founded at Quebec, Canada, in October 1945. It was located at Washington D.C. until 1961 when the Headquarters office was moved to Rome.

Unasylva is prepared by FAO's Forestry Division, directed by Mr. Marcel Leloup, and published every quarter in English, French and Spanish by the Information Division. It attempts to cover a range of interest as wide as that of the Forestry Division whose work it mirrors. Signed articles express the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Organization. All material in Unasylva may be freely reprinted, but acknowledgement is requested, together with a copy of the publication containing the reprint.

Cover Photograph: Loading pulpwood in the far north of Canada, the greatest exporter of pulp and paper in the world. There are 80 pulp and paper companies, some large and some small, operating 130 mills. On 18 September 1958 the new buildings of the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada were officially opened at Pointe Claire, Quebec. The Institute is the industry's focus for fundamental research and for the nurturing and development of scientific and engineering brainpower.

Courtesy: Euclid Road Machinery Co., Cleveland. Ohio.

Included in this issue as a slip-in is a chapter from The State of Food and Agriculture 1968 on the growth of forest industries

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Table of Contents

A banker's view of forest industries

Irvine T. Haig
Tropical silviculture

George M. Hunt
Wood utilization research in the Philippines

FAO Staff
Mediterranean forestry

Bengt Simonsson
Power-lines over the forest

At FAO headquarters

FAO Staff
Fomes annosus

Commodity report


The work of FAO

Protection of wood against marine borers
The Amazon

Equipment section

News of the world

Book notices

Recent FAO publications

Where to purchase FAO publications locally - Points de vente des publications de la FAO - Puntos de venta de publicaciones de la FAO