It’s almost time to celebrate forestry.
World Forestry day has been a major event on the forestry calendar since the concept emerged at the General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971.
The idea was endorsed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation later that year.
The UN believed the ‘event would contribute a great deal to public awareness of the importance of forests and agreed that it should be observed every year around the world’.
The event will take place on March 21 – the autumnal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.