1958 4¢ Forest Conservation
Issue Date: October 27, 1958
City: Tucson, Arizona
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Color: Green, yellow, and brown
U.S. #1122 was issued at Tucson, Arizona, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Forestry Association. The Association was first formed in 1875 in Chicago. It was dedicated to the responsible use of trees as resources, and promoted tree-planting and education. The Association was renamed “American Forests” in 1992, to reflect its conservation efforts.
The stamp’s first day of issue came on the 100th birth anniversary of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Known for his efforts in preserving America’s wilderness, Roosevelt signed legislation that led to the formation of five national parks and over 100 national monuments.