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Good record keeping can make all the difference

THERE IS a famous story about good record keeping from Visingsö. It is the largest island in Vättern Lake in Sweden where an oak forest can be found. In 1829, the Swedish Navy ordered the Forest Service to plant 35ha of oak on Visingsö as they needed oak timber to build new warships.

In an example of outstanding record keeping, the Swedish Forest Service wrote back in 1978 to the Navy informing them that the oak they ordered in 1829 was now ready for collection.

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