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Penn College Construction Students Visit ESC Lumber Mill

Forestry instructor conducts a cross-curricular tour of the lumber yard Inside the millSeven students in the Penn College Construction Association recently visited the Schneebeli Earth Science Center for a tour of the lumber mill. Forestry instructor Jack Fisher provided a thorough tour of the mill, lumber yard and dry kiln for the students. He discussed topicsthat are emphasized in his Forest Products class that relate to the construction industry, such as hardwood lumber grades, lumber manufacturing (sawing) and kiln drying. Some of the lumber produced at the Earth Science Center, both hardwood and softwood, is used in the School of Construction and Design Technologies’ classes on the main campus.
Photos by Melissa M. Stocum, coordinator of matriculation and retention for the School of Natural Resources Management

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