University Distinguished Professor Harold Burkhart was honored for his mentoring influence and his significant contributions to the study of forest biometrics at the 2018 Joint Southern and Northeastern Mensurationists and IUFRO 4.01 Conference held at Virginia Tech in October. Many of Burkhart’s colleagues and former students from around the world attended. Burkhart was presented with an oil portrait in which the stems of the trees in the background contain the names of all of his graduate students; the frame is made of loblolly pine from sample trees at a former field testing site. 2019 marks Burkhart’s 50th year at Virginia Tech!