The wag who said he had no use for forestry because "Posterity has never done anything for me'' was fairly well informed and very honest. The man who waxed warm on the wastefulness of the lumberman and the timeliness of forestry and then pastured his woods and kept them full of dead and down timber was also well informed but not so honest. The County Fair visitor who asked the man in the forestry booth whether he was an organizer for the Ancient Order of Foresters or a Tree Surgery expert was honest enough but in sore need of information. These men represent very well the attitude of the average citizen who has any idea of forestry at all. They also stand as an eloquent indication of the great opportunity in educational work for the general public along forestry lines.
Allen, Shirley W.
"University Extension Work in Forestry,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 4
, Article 11.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol4/iss1/11