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Near Tupper Lake in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bernhard E. Fernow

 
 
This Forest Plantation and Trail... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2006
1. This Forest Plantation and Trail... Marker
Inscription. This Forest Plantation and Trail dedicated to Bernhard E. Fernow, 1851-1923.

“I have been unusually lucky to see the results of my work. I have been a plowman who hardly expected to see the crop greening, yet fate has been good to me in letting me catch at least a glimpse of the ripening harvest.”
 
Erected by the New York Society of American Foresters.
 
Location. 44° 15.121′ N, 74° 20.802′ W. Marker is near Tupper Lake, New York, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 30. Touch for map. The marker is in a 68 acre tract along a self-guided nature trail in Fernow Forest in the Adirondacks. Marker is in this post office area: Tupper Lake NY 12986, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Big Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Site of Camp S-60 (approx. 13.8 miles away); Pettis' Grave (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Bernhard E. Fernow. Fernow was a German-born forester who helped establish the practice of forestry in the United States. In 1898 he was appointed the director of a new forestry school at Cornell University. Later he began experiments
Boulder with marker. image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2006
2. Boulder with marker.
in the clearcutting method of timber harvesting at this site. In the resulting controversy with the neighbors, the school lost funding from the state of New York in 1903. Fernow went on to teach at the University of Toronto. His methods, inspired by practice in Germany, were later vindicated.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fernow Forest Website. (Submitted on May 29, 2007.)
2. Bernhard E. Fernow, Third Chief Division of Forestry. A condensed biography on the U.S. Department of Agricultures Forest Service website. (Submitted on May 29, 2007.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHorticulture & ForestryNatural Resources
 
View of the forest today image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, August 10, 2006
3. View of the forest today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,001 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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