Learning About Forestry

How to start on my adventure—how to become a forester—was not so simple. There were no schools of Forestry in America. ... Whoever turned his mind toward Forestry in those days thought little about the forest itself and more about its influences, and about its influence on rainfall first of all. So I took a course in meteorology, which has to do with weather and climate. and another in botany, which has to do with the vegetable kingdom—trees are unquestionably vegetable. And another in geology, for forests grow out of the earth. Also I took a course in astronomy, for it is the sun which makes trees grow. All of which is as it should be, because science underlies the forester's knowledge of the woods. So far I was headed right. But as for Forestry itself, there wasn't even a suspicion of it at Yale. The time for teaching Forestry as a profession was years away.


How Pinchot studied forestry, a subject that did not exist in his time, so he studied meteorology, geology, and botany.

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 Breaking New Ground
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Pinchot , Gifford (1998-07-01), Breaking New Ground, Island Pr, Retrieved on 2012-06-20
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