Sir Charles Gerald Trevor specialized in Forestry from Royal Imperial Engineering College, Coopers Hill, UK. He worked in Indian Forestry Service: Assistant Conservator of Forests, Punjab (1903-20); Conservator of Forests, United Provinces (1920-26); Vice President and Professor of Forestry, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun (1926-30); Chief Conservator of Forests, Punjab and North-West Frontier Province (1930-33); and Inspector-General of Forests, Government of India (1933-37).
Academic and Research Achievements: Trevor made significant contributions to the development of Indian forestry, particularly to its technical aspects. He standardized the techniques of forest nursery work in the hills. His work on natural regeneration of deodar, spruce and silver fir was highly appreciated. He standardized the silviculture and management techniques, thinning, artificial and natural regeneration, nursery techniques, fire protection, felling, forest maps and many other aspects of forestry. He also co-authored: Manual of Indian Silviculture, and Practical Forest Management (1923).
Awards and Honours: Professor Trevor was conferred CIE (1933), Knighted (1937), High Sheriff (JP), and Montgomery County Award. He was also elected Fellow of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.