Wednesday March 16 7:00 PM The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane. The Forest History Society produced this 60-minute film about the birthplace of forestry in the United States. The setting is the Vanderbilt Estate in Asheville, North Carolina in 1892 and the 100,000-acre Vanderbilt Forest. The story focuses on the role of German-born and trained forester Dr. Carl Schenck and his efforts in establishing the first forestry school in the United States. This school and surrounding forests were preserved as the Cradle of Forestry in America. Gifford Pinchot and Frederik Law Olmstead are also featured.