Penn admonished the colonists to leave one acre of trees for every five acres cleared. We have done better than that. Approximately three of five acres in the Commonwealth are forests—forests that provide resources benefiting not only all Pennsylvanians but people beyond the borders of our state, and the coastlines of our country.
Rothrock was chosen to be the Michaux Lecturer and was awarded $12000 and began his lantern slide lectures.
Establishment of the PA Forestry Association.
First published issue of Forest Leaves, later becoming PA Forests.
Division of Forestry begins. See more
Joseph T. Rothrock is named PA’s first Commissioner of Forestry.
Mira Lloyd Dock’s lantern slides are completed. See more
PA purchases its Sproul state forest with the support of PFA and its members.
Mont Alto opens as the Pennsylvania Forest Academy. See more
Penn State School of Forest resources begins at The Pennsylvania State University.
Pine Grove Gorge is named the PA desert. See more
Establishment of the American Tree Farm System operated by the PA Forestry Association.