Rainfall Quotes (1 quote)
How to start on my adventurehow to become a foresterwas not so simple. There were no schools of Forestry in America. Whoever turned his mind toward Forestry in those days thought little about the forest itself and more about its influences, and about its influence on rainfall first of all. So I took a course in meteorology, which has to do with weather and climate. and another in botany, which has to do with the vegetable kingdomtrees are unquestionably vegetable. And another in geology, for forests grow out of the earth. Also I took a course in astronomy, for it is the sun which makes trees grow. All of which is as it should be, because science underlies the foresters knowledge of the woods. So far I was headed right. But as for Forestry itself, there wasnt even a suspicion of it at Yale. The time for teaching Forestry as a profession was years away.