September 28, 2001 |
New Jersey forestry officials are completing a study of an incurable insect-borne disease that is killing the northern red oak, the state tree, and has spread to other species throughout the region. Bacterial leaf scorch first turned up in the state in Moorestown, Burlington County, in the late 1980s. The scourge, which some fear could prove as destructive as Dutch elm disease was a decade ago, is now widespread among oaks in South Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania - and is on the move.
June 16, 1999 |
Hamilton Squires Thompson, 83, of Worcester Township, who had an unusual military assignment before he became a builder and a teacher, died Saturday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of respiratory failure. He had resided in the township since 1950, the last five years at the Meadowood at Worcester retirement community. Mr. Thompson, who studied forestry in college, spent a year in Linz, Austria, as an agricultural inspector with Army occupation forces after World War II. During the war, he served with Gen. George Patton's Third Army.
June 2, 2009 |
Nicholas Muhlenberg, 81, a University of Pennsylvania professor from 1963 to 1992, died of a heart attack last Tuesday at the Watermark at Logan Square, the retirement community where he lived. Born in West Reading, Pa., he earned his bachelor's degree in forestry from the University of Michigan in 1949 and his master's in forestry there in 1952. Following study on a Fulbright scholarship in New Zealand in the 1952-53 school year, his daughter Mimi said, he earned a master's in conservation from Yale University in 1957 and a doctorate in resource economics there in 1959.
November 5, 1992 |
It may be a suburban resident irate over deer running rampant in the neighborhood, or a township official fearful that insects are destroying fauna, or a county park ranger alarmed that forests are losing their density. Whatever the problem, they turn to Amy Griffith for solutions. Griffith, 41, was recently appointed Valley Forge District forester for the state's Bureau of Forestry. As such, she oversees woodland in seven Southeastern Pennsylvania counties, including Chester, Montgomery and Delaware.
May 8, 2010
A firefighting task force is on the scene Saturday of a raging forest fire in Burlington County near a housing development. Firefighters are struggling to bring it under control. The forest fire is near Route 70 and Lakehurst Road in Pemberton, and the first 911 call came in around 12:51 p.m., said an emergency dispatch supervisor for the county. The fire is on the perimeter of the Country Lakes housing development, though there had not yet been a call for evacations, the dispatcher said.
August 9, 1999 |
Menifee was the horse that should have won the Kentucky Derby, could have won the Preakness and couldn't be found in the Belmont Stakes. The second 3-year-old season began yesterday and Menifee was found in the winner's circle at Monmouth Park. The colt had won the $1 million Haskell Invitational, beating Cat Thief, the horse he always beats, and Forestry, the horse that brought $1.5 million to Menifee's $35,000 at the yearling sales. The 33,056 fans at the track and bettors at simulcast outlets around the country leaned toward Forestry until just before post time.
May 29, 2011 |
Professional forester Bob Williams knows quite a bit about growing trees. But making movies? Not so much - until he produced A Working Forest with the help of a family-run film and video company in Atlantic County and a friend who plays with the Rolling Stones. About that, more in a moment. Let's just say rock as well as roots are involved in this new DVD ( http://aworkingforest.com ), which makes a case for utilizing, as well as protecting, the woods. "I got the idea that a documentary would be a powerful tool for the forestry community," says Williams, a vice president at Land Dimensions Engineering in Glassboro.
August 30, 1995 |
The giant, whirling saw blade sang like a tenor as it sliced through a fresh-cut log of Atlantic white cedar. As wood fibers flew into the air like feathers from a pillow, a warm breeze passed through the open doors at both ends of the Schairer Brothers Sawmill, dusting the room with the smell of a giant cigar box. That sound, that smell: They have lingered in the air here since 1936, when the Schairer family began milling cedar from Pine...
April 21, 1996 |
Children will be able to play soccer here on new fields to be built on open space behind Bryn Mawr Rehab, perhaps by fall. And the ecologically sensitive serpentine barrens, which run the length of the new fields, will be safe from the pounding of cleated feet. Thus ends a yearlong dispute between a local youth organization and county and state environmentalists. The reason for the dispute: a rare serpentine rock formation known as the Sugartown Serpentine Barrens that is home to an imperiled species of plants.
June 6, 1997 |
Omund A. "Seg" Seglem, 81, who helped design wartime coastal defenses and retired as an executive of a Bucks County manufacturing company, died Sunday at the Normandy Farms retirement community in Blue Bell. Mr. Seglem was born in Duluth, Minn., and graduated from Denfeld High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering and forestry from the University of Minnesota in 1938, then worked for the U.S. Forestry Service for three years. During World War II, he was a captain with the Army Corps of Engineers.