Sept. 15, 2022
After being out for two weeks with an illness, I’m happy to be back to work at Starker.
Last week was the final week at work this summer for John, Brandon and Robert but, I am sticking around for one more week before my senior year starts back up at OSU.
Last week, we started by doing some pre-thin cruising, where Robert and I went to the Upper Marys River tree farm to do inventory of a couple different stands.
Wednesday through Friday, we went to Duffy PFA, a stand within Beaver Creek tree farm, that will soon be harvested. Reece took us out there to show us how to make a boundary line in a unit as well as how to mark buffers. Buffers are so trees aren’t cut too close to a stream.
After doing the boundary line and after a couple of us interns endured some hornet stings, we split into groups of two and cruised the stand.
I really enjoyed working with the other three interns and I know they enjoyed their time at Starker this summer as well. I will miss working with them, but I am excited to see what my final week brings as the only intern left!
— Marshal Brattain