Saturday, October 10, 2015

Trees for Tomorrow

On Saturday, October 10, members of the forestry club  participated in the Trees for Tomorrow planting sponsored by Senator Rich Alloway and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

The day started off with breakfast at Chambersburg Area Middle School School South with a tree planting demonstration led by Mr. Houghton.


Then we went to Renfrew Park to plant trees.





Thanks to everyone who participated!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Collecting Willow Stems

Today members of the Forestry Club and Forest Technology Faculty volunteered in Shippensburg Township along Burd Run to cut and stack willow branches that will be used for the stick sculpture that will be built at Wilson College. Internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty will work with the Wilson College community and local volunteers to create a one-of-a-kind environmental sculpture on the Wilson campus over three weeks in October, with the completion of the project expected on Friday, Oct. 23. Click here for more information.

The students who worked on the project, either in the morning or afternoon, were Cameron Murphy, Swade Rotz, Tyler Amspacher, Austin Grove, Colton Groff, Liz Clark, Zach Clemens, and Ryan Varner.

Here are some pictures from the Tuesday afternoon work. 

Gathering willow branches by the creek

Zach Clemens, Ryan Varner, and Liz Clark

Finished load ready to be transported

This is one of Patrick Dougherty's previous sculptures. According to what he said this afternoon he doesn't yet know what the Wilson one will be.  It will depend on the materials, the workers, and the time available. We'll just have to wait.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Forestry Club Meeting Minutes from September 29, 2015

Tuesday October 6th the forestry club will cut sticks at Shippensburg
University. The sticks will then be used to create art at Willion College. The artist who is behind this is Patrick Dougherty. There are 2 times that the forestry club is signed up for 8:00 A.M. till 11:30. Transportation will not be provided for the 8-11:30 time. The second time is 1:00 till 4:30 transportation is provided. The afternoon dendrology class will be with the morning class that day. So any forester that are in the afternoon dendrology class can go.

Tree planting volunteers are needed for Saturday October, 10th from 7:30 till noon in Chambersburg.
Transportation will be provided.

Every day is Arbor Day will be on Sunday October 11th. Meet in Wiestling at 8 A.M. Breakfast will be served. Everyone will get a shirt and pair of grippy gloves. We will work until noon. Bring/ wear hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, pants, and closed toe shoes. This day will involve manual labor! People will be dragging and chipping brush. No staying out all night! Get a
good night’s sleep and come prepared to work and have a good SAFE time.

November 5th at 7:00 P.M. a 1 hour long forestry documentary called First in Forestry will be shown. It is about the life of Karl Schenck, who founded the Biltmore Forestry School. It will be playing here before the movie even comesout. The director of the movie will be here as well.

The next forestry club will be meeting on Tuesday October 13th. The time has CHANGED the new time is at 12:00.

Submitted by Austin Grove