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JAMES L. PATTERSON,
| CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY,
CHESTNUT HILL, PHILA.
BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
One of the very finest deciduous-leaved trees of North
NO BETTER VARIETY CAN BE USED FOR STREET,
PARK, OR LAWN PLANTING,
For this reason it is well adapted for planting near build
ings, as it does not obstruct light or air, and the grass
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WILLIAM WARNER HARPER.
CHESTNUT HILL, PHILA., PA.
C LIMATIC conditions do not demand that Fall Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association............
Arbor Days should be designated as early Report of the General Secretary of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association..........
for Tennessee as for Pennsylvania. NovemReport of Council of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association......... ber 20th was the date fixed in the former State, and Report of the Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association.. we copy the following letter from the President of The “Grange"...
the Board of Education to the Park Commission, Forest Experiment Station at Milford, Pa............... Pennsylvania Forest Academy.
| showing that Chattanooga's school authorities President Roosevelt on Forestry....
appreciate the importance of instilling a love for To Raise Timber for Railroad Ties.....
trees in the youth under their charge :
“The depredation of the trees and shrubs of Subscription, $1.00 per Year.
our city is largely due to children. The attention of Nurserymen and others is called to the advantages “In order to instill into the minds of the rising of Forest LEAVES as an advertising medium. Rates will be fur.
will be fur
generation 2 love and veneration for trees the
generation a love and veneration for trees, the nished on application.
· Board of Education has determined to celebrate The Pennsylvania Forestry Association,
| Arbor Day, November 20th, by having the eighth
grade of each grammar school and the high school FOUNDED IN JUNE, 1886,
classes plant a tree with appropriate ceremonies Labors to disseminate information in regard to the necessity and on the grounds of each school house in the city. methods of forest culture and preservation, and to secure the enact !
This will require eight trees. We ask your comment and enforcement of proper forest protective laws, both State and National.
mission to kindly furnish these trees for this purAnnual membership fee, T'wo dollars.
pose. By granting this request you will be doing Life membership, Twenty-five dollars.
Neither the membership nor the work of this Association is intended to be limited to the State of Pennsylvania. Persons desiring to become members should send their names to A. B. Weimer, Chairman Member ship Committee, 512 Walnut Street, Phila.
It is well that the growing generation should President, John Birkinbine. Vice-Presidents, Wm. S. Harvey, James C. Haydon, Albert Lewis,
have instilled into it an appreciation of the value Richard Wood.
of trees and of forests, for the wealth of timber General Secretary, Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock. Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. John P. Lundy.
in the Southern States has encouraged improviRecording Secretary, F. L. Bitler. Treasurer, Charles E. Pancoast.
dence most pronounced. Council at-Large, Mrs. Brinton Coxe, Dr. Alfred L. Elwyn, Charles
We have seen areas covered with fine timber Hewett.
Finance, W. S. Harvey, Chairman; William L. Elkins, Dr. Henry growth where the trees have been girdled to en-
courage quick destruction. It is not unusual to
even the tree itself felled to facilitate gathering a Law, Hon. W. N. Ashman, Chairman; Henry Budd, Charles Hewett, and John A. Siner.
single crop of nuts. This is more than improviPublication. John Birkinbine, Chairman ; F. L. Bitler, Alfred Pas- dent, it is vandalism, which can only be checked chall, and Harrison Souder.
Work. Mrs. Brinton Coxe. Chairman ; Mrs. George T. Heston, Miss by vigorous legal action, backed up by strong
public sentiment. County Organization. Samuel Marshall, Chairman: Eugene Ellicott,
J. B. James C. Haydon, Dr. J. Newton Hunsberger, and Richard Wood. Dapiam *4# AssocIATION, 1012 WALNUT ST., P...ADELPHIA,
Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania | in regard to this movement, and also co-operate Forestry Association.
by naming three or more representatives. It was
moved and carried that the matter be referred to TITHE Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Penn- Council, with power to act. I sylvania Forestry Association was held at At the June meeting of the Council it was rec
o the room of the Association in Philadel- ommended thąt the annual dues of members be phia on Monday, December 14th, at 3 P.M., increased to two dollars and life membership to President John Birkinbine in the chair.
twenty-five dollars. After discussion, it was The reading of the minutes of the last annual moved and carried that recommendation of meeting was dispensed with, and the reports of Council be adopted and the By-laws be amended Council, Treasurer and General Secretary, which so as to read, that any person approved by Counwill be found in full in this issue, were read. cil may become “an annual member, by paying
An appeal for the preservation of the Calaveras | to the Treasurer of the Association the sum of Big Trees of California from the Outdoor Art | two dollars for the dues of that year,” etc., and League of America was read. The following a life member, by paying to the Treasurer of the resolution was presented and adopted :
Association the sum of twenty-five dollars, together “WHEREAS, The Outdoor Art League of Cali- , with all arrears of dues, if already an annual fornia is prosecuting a well directed endeavor to member." preserve the Calaveras Big Trees of California The tellers made their report, stating that the through Congressional action at the coming ses- following officers had been unanimously elected sion of Congress; and
for the coming year. "WVhereas, It is the sense of this Association that the unique and world-renowned Big Trees of
President, John Birkinbine.
l'ice Presidents, Wm. S. Harvey, California should be protected and preserved for
James C. Haydon, all posterity: Therefore, be it
Albert Lewis, “Resolved, That the Pennsylvania Forestry As
Richard Wood. sociation approves of the efforts being made by the
General Secretary, Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock.
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. John P. Lundy. Outdoor Art League of California to preserve the
Recording Secretary, F. L. Bitler. said trees, and that it is the sense of this Associa Treasurer, Charles E. Pancoast. tion that the Senators and Representatives from
COUNCIL the State of Pennsylvania, in the National Congress, should lend their full and hearty co-opera
At Large, Mrs. Brinton Coxe,
Dr. Alfred L. Elwyn, tion in an endeavor to have passed, at the coming
Charles Hewett. session, such legislation as will secure for all time Adams County, C. E. Stahle. the preservation of the Big Trees.
Allegheny County, Wm. A. Baldwin, “Resolved, Further, That a copy of this Reso
Hon. Geo. W. Guthrie,
F. J. Hearne, lution be forwarded to the Senators and all the
George M. Lehman, Representatives in Congress from the State of
Henry Phipps, Pennsylvania, requesting their earnest co-operation
Wm. Wade. in the above."
Armstrong County, R. M. Moore.
Beaver County, J. S. Duss. Mr. Charles Potts presented the report of the
Berks County, Mrs. George Brooke, Nominating Committee, and Messrs. Samuel Mar
J. H. Sternbergh. shall and Chas. S. Welles were appointed tellers Blair County, Harvey Linton. of election.
Bradford County, C. S. Maurice.
Bucks County, Mrs. Geo. T. Heston, While the ballots were being collected, Mr.
Alfred Paschall, Andrew Wright Crawford, Secretary of the City
Dr. Howard Pursell. Parks' Association, sketched the growth of the Butier County, Wm. Campbell, Jr. park systems of Boston, Cleveland, Washington, Cambria County, Hartley C. Wolle.
Cameron County, Charles F. Barclay. Buffalo, etc., outlining the system which it was de
Carbon County, M. S. Kemmerer. sired to secure in Philadelphia and vicinity. Some Centre County, Prof. Wm. A. Buckhout. of the parks which are included in this system, Chester County, Henry T. Coates, such as Sherwood Forest, Cobb's Creek, Wister's
Alfred S. Haines,
Wm. S. Kirk, Woods, Indian Creek, etc., contained fine woods,
Samuel Marshall. while the parkways would offer opportunity for Clarion County, Jos. M. Fox. planting trees. He closed with the request that Clearfield County, John E. Du Bois. the Pennsylvania Forestry Association join seven
Clinton County, Wm. P. Mitchell.
Columbia County, John R. Townsend. other organizations in the publication of a report
Crawford County, George Frank Brown
-- Cumberland County, J. C. Fuller.
cerning the necessity of proper protection of timDauphin County, Miss Mira L. Dock,
ber land from forest fires. Dr. J. T. Rothrock E. C. Felton. Delaware County, Samuel A. Crozer,
stated that complaint had been made that some Charles Potts,
County Commissioners did not pay constables William Trimble,
for their services in preventing forest fires; that Chas. S. Welles. Elk County, Hon. Geo. R. Dixon.
the Commissioner of Forestry would aid the Erie County, Isaac B. Brown.
latter to inaintain their rights; and would also Fayette County, Hon. Nathaniel Ewing.
institute proceedings against constables who failed Forest County, Samuel D. Irwin.
to perform their duty in fighting fires. Franklin County, Col. T. B. Kennedy. Huntingdon County, Mrs. William Dorris.
General Louis Wagner said that the Girard Es Jefferson County, J. C. Cochran, M.D.
tate had sued Schuylkill County for failing to Lackawanna County, G. Edgar Dean, M.D.,
pay constables for putting out forest fires, and also Hon. L. A. Watres.
on request gave a synopsis of the work done by Lancaster County, J. H. Baumgardner, Hon. C. C. Kauffman.
the Girard Estate in reforesting denuded areas. Lawrence County, Frank Carpenter.
He stated that the Estate had 14,000 acres of Lebanon County, Mrs. Bertham Dawson Coleman. land, most of which was unfit for farming, and on Lehigh County, Dr. William Herbst.
this cut-over land the late Alexander Biddle adLuserne County, Mrs. Eckley B. Coxe,
vocated the planting of trees, many thousands Gen. Paul A. Oliver, Col. R. Bruce Ricketts,
being set out, at first in scattered patches, but I. A. Stearns.
later in solid blocks. There had been a satisLycoming County, Hon. J. Henry Cochran,
factory growth, but he was inclined to believe it Dr. B. H. Detwiler. McKean County, F. H. Newell.
most profitable to let the sprouts of the native Mercer County, Jonas J. Pierce.
trees come up, thin out the underbrush, giving Mifflin County, Frank G. Kennedy, Jr.
proper care. The woodlands had been damaged Montgomery County, Dr. J. M. Anders,
by fires, but with the aid of the law and fire-lanes Dr. H. M. Fisher, W. W. Frazier,
these had been minimized. The Girard Water Dr. J. Newton Hunsberger,
Company (a subordinate corporation) had taken Prof. J. Shelly Weinberger, some land containing springs by right of eminent Dr. Samuel Wolfe.
domain, and to protect the water and the trees Monroe County, Edwin R. Booth.
had completed a stonewall about the property. Montour County, Isaac X. Grier. Northampton County, Dr. Thomas M. Drown,
It was found that the forest fires burned up to John Fritz,
this wall and then died out. Eternal vigilance Abraham S. Schropp.
was necessary to protect the forests, but it was a Northumberland County, G. R. Van Alen.
satisfactory investment. He also advocated inPerry County, Mrs. John Wister. Philadelphia County, Hon. W. N. Ashman,
teresting owners of small woodlots in forestry as Henry Budd,
one means of popularizing it. On the Budinot Henry Howson,
Estate belonging to the Philadelphia City Trusts J. Dundas Lippincott,
there is some fine timber adjoining lands purJ. Rodman Paul, Albert B. Weimer,
chased by the State for Forest Reservations, where Dr. W. P. Wilson.
admirable work had been done in preventing forPike County, Arthur M. Adams.
est fires, and it was encouraging to know that Potter County, Arthur B. Mann.
since the Pennsylvania Forestry Association and Schuylkill County, Wm. L. Sheafer, Heber S. Thompson.
the Forestry Department had been organized, Somerset County, H. D. Moore, M.D.
there was much less loss from fires, in some years Sullir an County, Hon. B. W. Jennings.
none being reported. Dr. Rothrock said that on Susquehanna County, Edgar A. Turrell.
the Budinot tract it had been found that the best Tioga County, W. Burton Foote. Union County, Andrew Albright Leiser.
plan was to cut fire-lanes six feet wide and fifty Venango County, James Denton Hancock.
feet apart, throwing the brush in and burning it. Warren County, Hon. H. H. Cumings.
| At Mont Alto he expected this year to find great Washington County, Wm. Parkison Warne.
aid in fighting fires by means of kegs of water Wayne County, Alonzo T. Searle. Westmoreland County, Hon. Lucien W. Doty.
carried on the backs of mules, which would be Wyoming County, James W. Piatt.
spread by sprays to assist back-firing. York County, Dr. I. C. Gable.
Mr Howard A. Chase said he was impressed by
the thought advanced in the General Secretary's The election was followed by an informal for- report, as to the desirability of the State furnishestry discussion. President John Birkinbine called ing nursery forest trees, and hoped the next Legisattention to a letter from Mr. C. K. Sober con- | lature would pass a law to this effect. Dr, Roth.