It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Professor Hanns Höfle, the internationally respected German forester. He died in June, 2014 whilst trekking in the mountains of Georgia. Prof. Höfle was an academic with a seat in the University of Göttingen. He also had extensive practical experience and was an FD manager in Lower Saxony. Many students of Bangor University will remember him as a visiting lecturer, and in 2010 he ran a most successful workshop on Timber Harvesting for the Continuous Cover Forestry Group.