Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Chestnut Planting on the Waynesboro Watershed

Forest technology students in the silviculture class established a chestnut seed orchard in the Waynesboro Watershed. These latest hybrid nuts from the American Chestnut Foundation should be nearly resistant to the blight. The orchard will provide nuts to help restore the american chesnut to the forest.

See the article in The Herald Mail.

Forestry Picnic 2010

The weather for this year's forestry picnic was ideal! And the food was good, too. The students shared jokes, stories, and looked forward to coming together again as Mont Alto alumni.

New Honor Society Members

Two graduating sophomores from Penn State Mont Alto were inducted to the CEFTS* Forest Technology Honor Society this past week based on their outstanding academic achievements. Congratulations Josiah and Severin!



* CEFTS is the Countil of Eastern Forest Technician Schools

Academic Festival 2010

Forestry students were well represented in the Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival on April 14th. Click on the pictures to see a description of each project. The projects ranged from aspen regeneration to forest type mapping. The students are getting quite skillful with GIS to map their work.