ANNUAL GATHERING OF EXPERTS. The third annual conference of the executive officers of the State Forest Service, lasting three days, is now in progress. Tho Commissioner of State Forests (the Hon. 0. J. Hawken) opened the proceedings yesterday, as already reported in "Tho Post."
Papers on forest fire protection and control of wild life, deer, opossums, pigs, etc., control of tree diseases, and insect pests were then read and thoroughly discussed by the officers present.
Those taking part in the conference are: Messrs. L. Macintosh Ellis, Director of Forestry; E. Phillips Turner, Secretary of Forestry; Arnold Hansson, Chief Inspector; Camille M. Malfroy, milling export; A. E. Entrican, engineer in forest products; "VV. S. Hardy, chief clerk; E. D. Campbell, Conservator of Forests, Auckland; W. T. Morrison, Conservator of Forests, Rotorua; D. Macpherson, Conservator of Forests, Palmerston North; S. A. C. Darby, Conservator of Forests, Nelson; A. D. M'Gavock, Conservator of Forests, Hokitika; W. G. Morrison, Conservator of Forests, Christehurch; T. Douglas, Conservator of Forests, Invorcargill; D. Miller, Government Entomologist, Department of Agriculture; V. T. Fail, forest assistant, head office; P. M. Page, forest extension officer, Eotorua; F. W. Poster, forest warden, Auckland; E, B. Steele, forest assistant, Jnvercargill; C. M. Smith, forest ranger, Nelson; N. J. Dolamoro, forest ranger, Palmerston North; W. Montgomery, forest ranger, Christehurch; A. "W. Gyles, chief accountant,, head office; \V. Boardman, chief draughtsman, heat! office; E. M'Donald, atatua clerk, head office; and Miss Mary Sutherland, forest assistant, head office.
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