Thursday, April 30, 2015

Work at the Birch Run Reservoir Replanting Area

After working at Greene Twp Park and lunch, we went to Birch Run, the old Chambersburg Reservoir, to help thin out the European alder and free trees from the tree planting tubes. We also brought out the tubes and their poles so they can be re-used by the Bureau of Forestry.

Community Service Planting Trees

On April 18, 2015, forestry and other Mont Alto students planted trees at the Greene Township Park in partnership with several other community groups. The trees were provided as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay tree-planting effort. It was also part of Franklin County's Trees for Tomorrow effort.

Making Bitmore Sticks

Looking like a yard stick, the Biltmore stick is one of the original tools used for measuring tree diameters and heights. It was originally developed by Carl Schenck at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. (Click here for more information.) This spring freshman forest technology students at Penn State Mont Alto have made custom Biltmore sticks synchronized to their own arm lengths. This afternoon they checked them out on trees on campus.