It appears by the records that so early as 1696, the French government were worrying over the near prospect of the total destruction of Canadian forests, and engaged in devising measures for their protection. The interest is that notwithstanding all this worry, from year to year for near 200 years, nothing whatever has been suggested which is at all practicable. The time will probably come when the human mind will turn towards the planting of new instead of the saving of old forests, then the worrying may not be in vain.