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Suicide Ridge Trail Improvements
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of the big projects for the spring semester of 2014 was to repair the
Suicide Ridge trail. This involved major regrading of the tread and the
installation of many rolling grade dips to get water off of the trail.
The Forestry Crew did an excellent j...
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Service Project for Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
This semester the Warren Wilson Forestry Crew continued doing service projects on the Community Farm of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. The crew conducted removal of Virginia pine as part of a shortleaf pine restoration project, in addition ...
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Oak Valley Mill Tour
 After taking a several-year break, the Forestry Crew resumed their annual mill tour on the morning of Work Day. The crew traveled to Marion, NC to tour Oak Valley Hardwoods.  The mill was an opportunity to see a lumber operation on a very different scale f...
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Caleb Hawkins Competes in the Stihl Regional Qualifier
Caleb Hawkins and Coach Shawn Swartz prepare for the Single Buck Last Friday Caleb Hawkins and Coach Shawn Swartz traveled to the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA to compete in the Stihl Regional Qualifier.  Caleb Hawkins prepares for Standing Bloc...
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Forestry Crew at Organic Growers School
For the seventh year Forest Manager Shawn Swartz served as the Forestry Track leader at the Organic Growers School on the campus of UNCA. Presentations in the track included "A Landowner's Experience in
Sustainable Forestry", "Growing and Marketing Ginseng...
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Dr. Patrick Angel visits WWC Forestry Program
On February 26 Dr. Patrick Angel, senior forester and soil scientist in the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and
Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Interior, visited the Warren Wilson Forestry Program. He began the day as a guest lecturer in Fo...
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