Tales from the Forest: the American Chestnut

ConCradle educator Courtney Long found herself on a very well-loved trail in Pisgah National Forest. Although atypically warm for this late autumn afternoon, the colors remained mesmerizing. She was on the hunt for a very special find that a forest visitor discovered. She was seeking a tree that had once dominated forests of western North Carolina. […]

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Peeling Back the Bark: FHS

The Gift of the Pisgah National Forest     October 17, 2016 by Jamie Lewis   On October 17, 1916, the Pisgah National Forest was the first national forest established under the Weeks Act of 1911. Written by FHS historian Jamie Lewis, this post was originally published in the online version of the Asheville Citizen-Times on October […]

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Peeling Back the Bark: FHS

The original post from “Peeling Back the Bark”  on the Forest History Society blog can be found here. October 20, 1964: Cradle of Forestry Dedication Ceremony October 20, 2008 by Amanda T. Ross On this day in 1964, foresters, government officials, and others gathered near Asheville, North Carolina, at the site of the historic Biltmore Forest School. […]

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