Hello parents! I hope everyone has been doing well. I’m sure people would agree that the weather up here has been crazy. Students have been studying and enjoying the sun. We’re two weeks into November and today is the first real snow we’ve seen. Students have registered for broom ball teams for next semester and [...]
Michigan Tech News
November 20, 2015
Forestry terminology is no walk in the park. It’s full of taxonomy, long latin names; it deserves its own dictionary. The Society of American Foresters (SAF) gets this—and requires its student chapter officers to compete in an annual QuizBowl at their meeting. This year, the Michigan Technological University team took first place in the national competition.
The students, all studying in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES), are officers of the Student Chapter of SAF at Michigan Tech. The winning team members are Kaydi Picard, Mary Wachuta, Trevor St. John and Mitchell Beach; Devin Kohn was the team . . .
November 18, 2015
Back in the late 1980s, when Terry Sharik was teaching at Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science—then called the School of Forestry and Wood Products—he discovered what he calls “one of the finest forest-grown large American chestnut trees I have ever seen.”
The tree, estimated at 60 to 70 feet in height, formed part of the upper closed-canopy forest that covered what is now the parking lot of the BHK Child Development Center in Houghton. It was a magnificent specimen of Castanea dentata, the regal, saw-toothed American chestnut.
Sharik had seen hundreds of other American chestnuts. But they . . .