Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Beginning the Forester's Education
Biltmore students marked ax handles with calibrations based on simple geometry to estimate the board feet of lumber in a tree. As popularity increased, commercial Biltmore sticks became a standard still familiar to foresters today.
Location. 35° 21.063′ N, 82° 46.745′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 half a mile south of Yellow Gap Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biltmore Forest School (a few steps from this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Draw Road (about 500 feet away); Ranger's Dwelling (about 500 feet away); Hell Hole (about 500 feet away); Wash Place (about 500 feet away); Blacksmith (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brevard.
Also see . . . Cradle of Forestry National Forest Historic Site. The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Education • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.