Now you can learn how to find out about the height of a tree and all sorts of interesting facts about Pittsburgh trees.
Check out this upcoming Sierra Club event…
Public Meeting of the Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club
Wednesday. July 11, 7:30-9 PM
Phipps Civic Garden Center, Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady Avenues, Pittsburgh.
MASTER CRAFTSMEN AND PENNSYLVANIA’ S CHAMPION TREES
Climb Them, Measure Them [Selectively Hand Harvest so as to Sustain
the Forests] and Create Classic Furniture from Them
This will be a specially exciting and interesting meeting as we have
a master arborist show how to get to the tops of big trees, a member
of the Eastern Native Tree Society show us how to determine how tall
those trees actually are, and a master woodworker show us how to
convert the wood from those trees into magnificent hardwood products.
Bernie Eckley, Tony Kelly and Jim Starkey will lead us in an
outdoor/indoor tour of Pennsylvania’ s exceptional hardwood trees,
demonstrating climbing techniques and how to tell how big a tree is,
then in a virtual tour of the Neshannock Woods furniture shop, show
the tools and techniques for re-creating 19th Century classic
furniture. If you admire big trees and superb joinery, come check this
There will be plenty of opportunity to question these experts. If you
are really interested in any of these, we can create outings to follow
up on your interests.
Contact Donald L. Gibbon (dongibbon ‘at” earthlink.net) for more details.