How scarce is wood in Pennsylvania?
The hardwood forest of Pennsylvania are making an excellent recovery since the introduction of the National Forest in 1923 with the possible exception of hemlock which was almost driven to extinction. The competition between Recreation and forestry needs will continue but the state has 20 state forests including some large tracts.
Coal began to replace the wood in the 1800s because the wood became scarce in some places. in the 1900s coal replace wood as a chief energy source because of its many used such as the fuel for steam engines which powered the many railroad engines popular during the period, and fuel for the steam turbines used in the production for electricity.
Norris Philip Wood has written: 'Descendants and ancestors of Consider Wood and his wife Mary Adams of Middleborough, Massachusetts, Pomfret, Connecticut, Dutchess County, New York, Bradford County, Pennsylvania' -- subject(s): Family 'Descendants and ancestors of Adam Overpeck and his wife Elizabeth Mann of Sussex and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Bucks, Northampton, Pike, and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania' -- subject(s): Family