About America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment

When millionaire George Vanderbilt decided to build his dream house in Asheville, he hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design the grounds and gardens of the sprawling estate. German forester Carl Schenck was hired to manage the forest and demonstrate sustainability. Explore the story of Schenck’s work at the Biltmore Estate and its impact on the American conservation movement.

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