The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schenck, Carl Alwyn

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SCHENCK, shĕnk, Carl Alwyn, American forester: b. Darmstadt, Germany, 25 March 1868. He studied at Darmstadt and Tübingen, and was graduated from the University of Giessen. He was forest assessor of the grand duchy of Hesse, served in the German army, came to the United States in 1895, and became director of the Biltmore Forest School and forester to George W. Vanderbilt's Biltmore estate. He wrote ‘Our Yellow Poplar’ (1896); ‘Forestry for Kentucky’ (1899); ‘Forest Utilization’ (1904); ‘Biltmore Lectures on Sylviculture’ (1905); ‘Forest Management’ (1907); ‘Forest Policy’ (1911), etc.