In Praise of Forests

In Praise of Forests – circa 1940

Come to the woods, for here is rest.”

― John Muir

Pennsylvania (“Penn’s Woods”) was once covered entirely with trees. A tiny sliver of virgin forest remains in a remote area of northern Pennsylvania.

Fortunately, we can still enjoy nearby wooded areas, thanks to great Conservationist governors like Gifford Pinchot and to the preservation of the State Game Lands.

This postcard photograph, published by Walmer of Harrisburg, was printed circa the 1940’s.

“Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.”

― J. Sterling Morton

“There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.”

― Washington Irving


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