Poplar moments in time

Penn's Woods

The arrival of Europeans transformed North America’s forests, including those in the Pennsylvania Colony.

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Rivers & Timbers

The natural river corridors, such as the North and West Branches of the Susquehanna, the Allegheny, the Tioga and the Cowanesgue, were major avenues of transportation for both settlement and the burgeoning timber trade in the region.

Building America

The lumber industry in central Pennsylvania played a significant role in the building of America during the 19th century.


Boom & Bust

The lumber industry was a boom and bust economy in Pennsylvania as the landscape was stripped of timber resources.

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Renewing America's Forests

The 19th century lumber industry’s adverse effect on Pennsylvania’s forests is being countered today by managed growth and sensitivity to the ecological concerns.

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