National Geographic : 1956 Feb
America's Tree Farms... a great, green glory to see... From the forests of America came the nimble Salem ships and the lumbering Conestoga wagons ... the stately homes of Charleston and the rough-hewn stock ades of the frontier forts. From the very beginning, America has been a land of abundant timber. That there will always be an abundance is the goal of a growing movement dedicated to good forestry, the American Tree Farm System. Wherever you see the green-and-white Tree Farm sign as you tour the na tion's highways, you'll know that trees are being grown as a renewable crop on privately owned lands, large and small. You'll know, too, that water, soil and recre ational areas are being conserved for the future. Much has been written of America's woodlands, the richest and most varied in the world, but a celebrated naturalist probably put it best when he wrote, "The forests of America must have been a great delight to God - for they were the best He ever planted." FREE Tour Information Let us help plan your motor trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y .- also ask for our colorful National Parks Map. Sinclair Salutes American Forest Products Industries, Inc., a non-profit, educational organization, for the promise of an ever-green Amer ica through its sponsorship of the Tree Farm System in more than 40 states.