Saturday, October 5, 2013

Previous Forestry Club Meeting

There are some upcoming events with Forestry Club in the next couple of months. 
  • October 19 is Arboretum Cleanup Day.  Please bring gloves to help with this. 
  • We will be hiking Pole Steeple Trail at Pine Grove Furnace on November 2.  Pine Grove Furnace is about a half hour bus ride away.  There could be camping that night, too.
  • On November 7, the Keystone Chapter of the Society of American Foresters will be here in Mont Alto.  We are to meet with them at 7 in the auditorium for a presentation by Art Gober.
  • The annual Oak Road cleanup by the Forestry Club will be on November 12.  We are to walk along the road and pick up the trash, so it is very important for you to bring gloves.
Please try to come to these events.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Forestry Students at the Academic Festival 2013

Maddie Erickson and Alex Seeley mapped deer exclosures in state forests. 

Jarrid Willette and Justin Vinglas studied the natural resources and developed a management plan for Jarrid's family's property.

Tosh Rung did two projects: soil mapping of an arboretum grove on campus and analyzing hemlock woolly adelgid  treatments in Caledonia State Park.

Joshua Brenneman reported on the history of tree specimens in the campus arboretum.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Forestry Club Meeting

April 2, 2013

Even though the semester is coming to a close, we are still trying to stay active.

Wednesday, April 10th South Mountain Speakers are coming to talk about rhyolite present in the local area.
On Sunday, April 21st from 2-4 PM we will be doing a Earth Day clean-up on campus.

Forestry Club Secretary,
Ethan Mansfield

Thursday, March 28, 2013

2012 Alum, Nate Shank, returns from Appalachian Trail Hike

Nate Shank is shown with one of his pairs of worn out hiking shoes from his recent Appalachian Trail hike. Soon after graduating last May, Nate started from Mount Katahdin on a southward hike of the trail. He described his trip while showing slides in the GS Auditorium last Tuesday (3/26). Not counting a few breaks, Nate finished the trip in four months, a great time. We really enjoyed his tales of the trail!


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Friday, March 15, 2013

Shriner's Knob Tree Tube Removal

The Penn State Mont Alto Forestry Club helped removed tree tubes at a planting site (Shriner's Knob) in the Michaux State Forest. At this site the tubes were more dispersed than the site we visited last year. The views form the top of this hill were fantastic. It would be great to come back on a more sunny day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Forestry Club Meeting February 26, 2013

The forestry club currently has many up coming events including:

-Tree tube removal with Mike Rothrock on March 15th at 1:00 PM. This will be taking place at a stand off Kettle Springs Road and another off Quarry Gap Road.
-The forestry will be partnering with environmental club the week of March 11-15th for campus cleanup.
-On March 19th @ 7:00 PM, Dr. Linehan will be talking about the establishment of Mont Alto and the iron furnaces.
-On March 23rd there is a trip to Washington D.C. botanical gardens with a cost of only $5.
-On March 26th @ a time TBA, Nate Shank will be giving a presentation here at Mont Alto.
-The club will be visiting South Mountain Museum in the upcoming future TBA.
-On April 10th @ 7:00PM there will be two state archaeologists coming to speak about the local rhyolite presence.
-The next meeting will be held on April 2 @ 5:00PM.

Forestry Club Secretary,
Ethan Mansfield

Friday, February 15, 2013

Volunteering at the 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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Monday, February 4, 2013

Foresty Club Current Events

Today's discussion:

February 11th @ 7:00 PM there will be a Sawlet Owl talk if interest is shown.
February 14th @ 7:00 PM In Carlisle there is a Cumberland presentation on High-grading impacts and how to recover the forest.
Friday February 15th the Eco-Park clean-up will be taking place, help needed to clear brush and run chainsaws.
Thursday February 21st the Region SAF meeting will be held.

Forestry Club Secretary,
Ethan Mansfield

Monday, January 14, 2013

Forstry Club Meeting January 14 2013

Forstry Club Meeting January 14th 2013
Wednesday, January 16th is the club fair in the Mill.
Tosh and Maddie are planning a presentation on their trip to California; Date pending.
Friday, January 25th a tentative hike is planned to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail.
Saturday, January 26th with be Maple syrup harvest training at Strawberry Hill Farm.
Throughout February the Forestry Club will be sponsoring movie nights showing "Queen of Trees" and "Winged Migration".
Friday, February 8th will be the Eco-Park crop tree release. Members needed for a brush crew and chainsaw crew.
Friday, March 15th there will be a tree shelter removal taking place on the Michaux, time to be announced.
Thursday, February 21st the Allegheny SAF meeting will be taking place in Johnstown.
Forestry Club Secretary
Ethan Mansfield