Ames Forester: Volume 21, Issue 1
Prior to the federal quarantine No. 37, which was a general code governing the importation of plant material into the United States, many millions of small white pines were imported from Europe and planted in this country. It was on these trees that white pine blister rust, a disease of five-leaf pines, was accidentally brought to America. For a time this deadly forest tree disease, white pine blister rust, threatened to wipe out our valuable white pine forests, but simple and effective methods have been developed to bring this rust under control.
A unique and fascinating recreational area for a large portion of the millions of inhabitants of Chicago, Gary and Vicinity, is afforded by the Sand Dunes of Indiana. Most people of Chicago do not realize what a remarkable piece of nature lies at their convenient disposal, and many more fail to appreciate its unusual beauty and formation.
Fiber building boards have recently assumed a position of importance among the materials used in the building industry, and since a great part of the fiber boards on the market are manufactured from wood, the field offers wide possibilities to the technically trained forester.
The lazy populace of the western village, drowsing on the wide veranda of Brewster’s General Store on a warm June day, aroused themselves sufficiently from their dormancy to take note of another Iowa-license-bearing car drawing near from the forested outskirts of the settlement. They stirred perceptibly and, through slitted eyes, took stock of "some more of them eastern college foresters, come to our parts for their summer's vacation." Whether or no these first impressions were suited or acceptable, such was in part the scene as the 1932 participants of the Summer Forestry Camp swept down from the hills into Burney, California, and plunged into the wilds of the Shasta, forest beyond.