A Century of Seedlings

Verschoor, Karin
October 2007
New York State Conservationist;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p2
The article focuses on forest conservation efforts in New York State. At the turn of the 20th century, New York State's forests were in bad shape. With a lot of land already cut for timber and cleared for agriculture, the Forest and Game Conservation Commission warned that New York would soon run out of timber. The state legislature passed a law that offered seedlings to the public at cost. The first year of seedling sales was modest, but by the second year orders increased by several fold. INSET: FDR's Forests.


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