George Pierson (c.2000)
George was elected a Fellow in 2009. He received a B.S. degree in forestry from North Carolina State University in 1955. After serving in the U.S. Army 3rd Calvary Division in Germany from 1956 to 1959 he then began a 34 year career with the New Jersey Forest Service. He started as a service forester, and later was promoted to utilization forester. He rose to Chief of the Bureau of Forestry and he also served as acting State Forester for a short time before retiring in 1993. George chaired the NJ Division of the Allegheny SAF in 1969 and was the program chair for the Allegheny SAF annual meeting in 1974. He was given the prestigious Silas Little award in 2012. George was founding member of the NJ Forestry Association and served as a Director with that organization for 35 years. He was an active member of the Atlantic White Cedar Research Committee and was an adjunct forestry instructor at Stockton State College for many years. He served both on the Pennington Borough and Hopewell Township Shade Tree Committees for many years. George died in 2013 at the age of 81.