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NC State’s Forestry Club Timbersports Team recently attended the 20th Annual John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen Meet, organized by Haywood Community College and held annually at The Cradle of Forestry in America (Pisgah National Forest).  Students camped overnight Friday Oct.16th, with warm stew and cornbread, bonfires, and fellowship.

IMG_2459The following teams were in attendance:

  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
  • Montgomery Community College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Penn State Mount Alto
  • Haywood Community College
  • Western Carolina University
  • University of Tennessee

Early Saturday Oct. 17th was the Woodsmen/Woodswoman Meet (a lumberjack competition) sponsored by STIHL, held each year in conjuction with the Cradle’s Forest Festival Day (demonstrating crafts such as wood carving, weaving, falconry, etc).  Meet events included: Quiz Bowl, Dendrology, Archery, Team Log Roll, Orienteering, Female Horizontal Speed Chop, Water Boil, Pulpwood Toss for Accuracy, Axe Throw, Pole Fell, Pole Climb, Chain Saw Events, Standing Block Chop, Cross-Cut Saw Events, Single Buck, Bolt Split, Male Horizontal Speed Chop.  The towering forested mountains and fall colors provided an incredible ambiance and backdrop for the festivities.

Highlights include:

Dillon Dunn and Zack Davis teamed up for Dendrology, tying a perfect score against Western Carolina University.  Dillon was able to perservere in a tie-breaker by correctly identifying and spelling the scientific name and family for yellowwood, Cladrastris kentukea in the Fabaceae.  This afforded the NCSU Forestry Club the chance to take home, for the second year in a row, the coveted Dendrology trophy provided by the International Dendrology Society.

Cody Brooks received 2nd place in Archery.

Zack Davis received a quick 1st Place in Male Horizontal Speed Chop.

Overall our Forestry Club Timbersports Team placed in 3rd Place!

Stay tuned for next year, which will also be celebrating the 100th year of the 500,000-acre Pisgah National Forest.

Rolleo is November 14th at Schenck Forest.