Mark Raishart, the forestry, natural resource, and horticulture instructor from Stafford Technical Center, took time out of his day to come and teach us a little about forestry. The YAP Manchester group was able to join us for the trip.
First he showed us tools for forestry work. One of the tools was for estimating and measuring the amount of wood a tree produces. Certain parts of the woods attract animals to them. One example is dead standing trees provide homes for animals. He told us about forestry techniques like the difference between selective cutting and clear cutting. The parts that do not get turned into logs or boards are turned into mulch and wood shavings. So i and the rest of the yap group want to say thank you Mark Raishart for coming and teaching us about forestry.
On a final note, I think that anyone who needs job skills and experience or wants to work in a garden, i would recommend the yap summer work and learn project.