Carl Schenck, left, leans against the base of a Douglas-fir tree while on a Biltmore Forest School field trip to Marshfield (Coos Bay), Oregon. Photo courtesy of Forest History Society, Durham, NC.

Local documentar­y traces origins of U.S. forestry in WNC; screens this weekend

A locally produced documentary about the introduction of forestry in America is scheduled to hit the silver screen this weekend at Biltmore Estate. The one-hour film, First in Forestry, tells the story of Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School, the first forestry school in the country. “It’s the story of how American forestry started, and […]