Iowa is too often thought of by persons Outside the State only as a flat open prairie. Even the Iowa citizens have rarely stopped to sum up the large value of Iowa trees. The attitude that all forest land is worthless can be understood for the man who alone cleared his first small fields from virgin hardwood timber, or assisted his neighbors in "log rolling bees" to rid the land in what ever manner they might of trees. Today however it is different, and Iowa trees are not to be discredited.
Secor, A. J.
"Give Iowa Trees Due Credit,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 17
, Article 12.
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