Sunday, February 24, 2013

Timberbeast 2013

The Penn State Mont Alto Woodsmen Team had a great day at the 2013 Timberbeast hosted by Virginia Tech Forestry Club – First Place! Nine teams competed (VA Tech & Alumni, NC State, U Tenn., PSU, WVU, Warren Wilson, and Haywood CC) in 15 events including academic events (wildlife ID, wood ID, photogrammetry, dendrology and  DBH estimation) and physical events (orienteering, water boil, team log roll, pulpwood toss for distance, bolt split, bowsaw, crosscut, speed chop, and chain saw). The team travels next to Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC on April 13-14 to the Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Volunteering at the Franklin County Ecopark

Penn State Mont Alto Forestry students volunteered to clear dead and dying trees from the Franklin County Ecopark in Chambersburg. It was a great opportunity to practice chainsaw skills and make a difference in the community. This park gets a lot of use from the community and youth groups.

The park is located on the Conococheague Creek near I-81. 

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