Standing in a bicentennial forest plantation is an eerie feeling. I was walking through a 200-year-old oak forest in Germany and asked if it was a virgin stand. My guide laughed and replied, "No, this is a second or third rotation oak plantation." The term "planned forest" took on a whole new meaning for me!
"Forestry in the Developed Nations,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 66
, Article 17.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol66/iss2/17