Friday, November 16, 2012
Forest Technology students Jason Owings, Tosh Rung, Zach Dubbs, and Tyler Hoffman participated in Student Career Days at the Tree Care Industry Expo in Baltimore, MD on November 9. They spent the morning competing in the speed climb, work climb, throw bag, an equipment safety test and arboriculture written exam, against students from 17 other Universities, Technical Colleges, and High Schools. In the afternoon we went to the Trade Show to see equipment, technical tree care demonstrations, and to mingle with tree care employers.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
On October 17 Aaron Feather visited our Arboriculture class to work on new knots and advanced climbing techniques. Here he is setting up as the sophomore class looks on. Later, Aaron raced Mr. Houghton in a foot-locking contest. Even with a handicap, Mr. H. looked pretty slow and Aaron looked really fast! I will be investing in the 'Raptor' for next time! Many thanks to Aaron and Cumberland Valley Tree.
Friday, November 02, 2012
The Forest Technology program at Penn State Mont Alto has acquired a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill. We don't yet have a home for it on campus. It is still at the dealer at Shade Gap. Recently, forest technician students visited the sawmill and got a chance to run it as seen here.
A new metal building will be built at Mont Alto. Following engineering and architectural planning the mill should be in place before the start of the Fall 2013 semester. Enjoy the video.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
This past Friday, forest technology students from Mont Alto volunteered to help remove failed tubes on the Michaux State Forest. It's very labor intensive to remove what should have fallen away by itself.