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Site of Maryland's First State Tree Nursery, 1914-1950

 
 
Site of Maryland's First State Tree Nursery, 1914-1950 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Geoff Marsh, November 4, 2012
1. Site of Maryland's First State Tree Nursery, 1914-1950 Marker
Inscription.  In 1914, the University of Maryland, originally the Maryland Agricultural College, donated this land to establish the first state nursery. Fred W. Bosley, student of Gifford Pinchot (father of American Forestry), brought tree nursery science to Maryland as its first state forester. Silas Sines Sr., head nurseryman, pioneered methods for economically growing and replanting large numbers of trees. Thousands of trees grown here were replanted in Maryland's forests and along its roads. This contributed to the ecological restoration and beauty of landscape devastated from abusive logging and agricultural practices in the late 19th century. Collaborations between the University of Maryland (est. 1856) and the Maryland State Board of Forestry (est. 1906) led to important initiatives in conservation education that continue today. Dedicated April 5, 2006.
 
Erected 2006.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1918.
 
Location. 38° 59.351′ N, 76° 56.022′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland
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, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Baltimore Ave (U.S. 1) and Lakeland Rd, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on asphalt bike path approximately 50 feet southeast of the intersection of US 1 (Baltimore Ave) and Lakeland Rd in College Park, MD. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lakeland (within shouting distance of this marker); Paint Branch Bridge Mural: A Path Forward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founders’ Gateway (about 600 feet away); Engineering 100 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chemistry Courtyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rossborough Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); “On the Shoulders of Giants” (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
Site of Maryland's First State Tree Nursery, 1914-1950 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Geoff Marsh, November 4, 2012
2. Site of Maryland's First State Tree Nursery, 1914-1950 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2012, by Geoff Marsh of Beltsville, Maryland. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Geoff Marsh of Beltsville, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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