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Experiments in the use of the airplane in detecting forest fires have been tried out successfully in Wisconsin. Mr. L. A. Vilas has been employed as an airplane scout and states that at a height of 1,500 feet on a clear day a fire sixty miles away is visible to the naked eye. It is the opinion of Mr. Frank Moody, the Wisconsin Conservation Commissioner, that airplanes will eventually do away with some of the observation towers maintained in the forest areas. This use of the airplane is in admirable contrast to that of marking the position of guns, armies and supply trains in the promotion of insane work of destruction that is marring the face of these modern days. A report of the Western Forestry and Conservation Congress and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

The most notable timber transaction negotiated in North Carolina in 1916 was the sale of 1,000,000 feet of White Oak for the building of a railroad in Scotland. Nineteen miles of new railroad trackage is to be constructed in Scotland and the North Carolina product will be used. The Boston Transcript.

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Orders for a million and a half board feet of mahogany billets, to be used in the manufacture of airplane propeller blades have



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Incorporated, 1914

The New York State Forestry Association was organized in January, 1913, for the purpose of amalgamating the allied forest interests of the State into one compact body. The Association now has a membership of over 600; it publishes a quarterly magazine devoted to the dissemination of information upon the Forestry situation within the State and plans to vastly increase its membership and influence during the coming year. Too often an organization of this kind dissipates its energies in generalities. Appreciating this fact, the New York State Forestry Association has definitely set for its goal the following:

1. The promotion of the Forestry movement in New York State

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value and effects of forests and to provide an organ in which interests of the lumberman, sportsman and owner, manufacturer and all others may be brought together, and to solicit

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To extend the protection from forest fires to all forest lands and
to reduce the annual destruction caused by forest fires.
To educate public opinion in order that a rational policy be
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To extend the reforestation of idle land.
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