- Peirson, H. B.
State Entomologist, Augusta, Maine
The picture which i would like to draw would be one of a forester fighting a stubborn blaze while behind him, all unheeded, are hordes of insects weakening, killing, and destroying mature stands of timber on which taxes have been paid for sixty to one hundred years. It may not be a pretty pictures, but it is one which deserves a study, and is one which is taking place in many sections of the country. The forester is not entirely at fault for in most cases he has not been trained to see these tiny foes which work quietly but due to their tremendous powers of reproduction, may be likened to a pneumonia germs attacking a mature man, silently sapping his strength.