The International Year of Forests offers an opportunity for a considered dialogue within the community about the 'big picture' of forestry. Too often public debate deals with acute issues that are urgent and local, but neglects chronic issues that are less visible but more important, and forestry is no exception.
Vanclay, JK 2011, 'The International Year of Forests: celebrating forests for people', Australian Forest Grower, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 5-7.