The University of Wisconsin-Madison Forestry Club and the University of Wisconsin- Steven’s Point Forestry Club took a tour of the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI. Both clubs were shown the extensive Forest Products Lab Library (FPL Library) that houses more than 100,000 specimens and samples of tree species and usage. The tour also included these areas of focus within the research facility:
Durability and Wood Protection Research
Forest Biopolymer Science and Engineering
Fiber and Chemical Analysis Research
Engineering Properties of Wood – Wood Based Materials and Structures
Paper Test Laboratory
And so much more!
After the tour, both clubs took a trip out to Vilas Park to enjoy some good spring weather and some grilled food. (Will have photos of the grill out up soon…)
We hope to have more opportunities like this in the future where both Forestry Clubs can come together and learn something new in this profession.
Check out Steven’s Point Forestry Club!!! They are pretty cool…
Thank you to all of Forestry Club’s supporters. Our 2011 Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale was a huge success! Your generosity will provide scholarships and support many educational opportunities for our students. The following link shows a short video of the 2011 Christmas Tree Sale. It was produced by CALS Communications and narrated by Kelsey Egelhoff, Forestry Club Treasurer.
We look forward to seeing you next year at our 2012 36th Annual Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale. Friday November 30th to Sunday December 2nd at the UW Stock Pavilion.