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Mr. Besley's Forest

Special | 26m 46s Video has closed captioning.

In 1906, the State Board of Forestry in Maryland was third in the nation to establish a system of forests, parks, and selected natural resource open-spaces. Fred W. Besley was appointed by Governor Edwin Warfield to become Maryland's first State Forester. Mr. Besley served for 36 years. Today, Marylanders are learning his lessons of forest conservation, and listening to the music of the trees.

Aired: 11/07/20

Expires: 11/07/21

Rating: NR

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