Gibraltar fourth graders and high school students visited a logging operation site in Peninsula State Park in early December. In addition to removing non-native Scotch pine, loggers are selectively thinning a number of conifer plantations on several small parcels (2% of total park acreage). Students learned how thinning improves forest health and saw a wood processor in action. The site they visited was planted in the 1920s and has been thinned at least twice in the past thirty years.
If you have
questions about the project contact Peninsula State Park at 920-868-3258. Photos by Kathleen Harris.