The New International Encyclopædia/Pressler, Max Robert

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PRESS′LER, Max Robert (1815-86). A German forester, born in Dresden. He studied at the School of Technology there, and taught in Zittau and in the Academy of Forestry at Tharandt until 1883. Pressler contributed largely to the advance of forestry by his inventions, among which the most important is the Messknecht for measuring the height of trees, and by his writings, which are full of novel theories for the most part based on exact calculation. Der rationelle Waldwirt und sein Nachhaltswaldbau höchsten Reinertrags (1858-85), his chief work, is a protest against the methods of the old school.