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Robert E. Loeb - Professor of Biology and Forestry, Penn State Dubois

Book Title: Report on the Trees of Fairmount Park

Author: Paul, Oglesby

Book Description:

Oglesby Paul’s report on the various forests of Fairmont Park, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a landmark study in urban forestry. The thorough research methods and sophisticated interpretations of the results demonstrate keen insights concerning forests growing in cities over 50 years prior to urban forestry being recognized as a discipline within forestry. Of great importance to the entire field of forestry is Paul’s work is the only detailed quantitative inventory of American Chestnut-Oak forest type stands prior to the loss of American Chestnut to the chestnut blight.

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