Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame


B.S.  Botany. Swarthmore College. 1890
Advanced  study at U of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, and Tulane in botany, pathological histology, bacteriology, and medical science
PhD. Forestry. University of Munich. 1899

Dr. Gifford was appointed Professor of Forestry at the Cornell University Forestry School under Dean Fernow.   In 1902 Dr. Gifford authored PRACTICAL FORESTRY, and was editor of "Forester".   During this period he also served as a special agent to the Bureau of Forestry, USDI and served throughout the Caribbean.   He moved to Miami in 1903 and became the first SAF member -- until 1916 the only member -- in Florida. He was a consultant on land use and landscaping and a prolific writer of books and articles on tropical forestry and horticulture. At his death he was serving as Professor of Tropical Forestry at the University of Miami.

Fellow, Society of American Foresters. 1942