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Morrisville State College Students to Fell Trees in Hamilton as Part of Lab

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—A team of Morrisville State College students will be getting a lesson in logging.

They’ll be clearing an area of trees on Route 12B in Hamilton just north of the Wendt University Inn on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.

Their work is part of a lab, Natural Resource Equipment Operation, taught by Jim Taylor, certified logger and instructional support specialist in the Agricultural Engineering Department.

The class will be following New York state sawing and safety techniques, felling trees in a two-acre area.

The trees will be used for a myriad of purposes at Morrisville State College. Maple trees will be used for firewood, spruce trees for saw timber, and cedar trees for posts on campus and for building purposes. Wood chips will also be utilized around campus, according to Taylor.

Natural Resource Equipment Operation is an elective course and is required for natural resources conservation majors.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.