SPARTA — If you were asked to identify a tree, could you do it?
What about measuring the distance between two trees without using a measuring tape? The DBH of a tree? Or even the measure of degree from on tree to another?
These are all things third-year Ag members of Highland High School have been learning since the beginning of the school year in preparation for the Forestry Competition. After countless hours of studying, we were finally ready to compete.
The contest consisted of a written exam, tree identification, finding the DBH (diameter at breast height), the distance and degree between trees, calculating the board feet, and identifying tools used in forestry. Cardington and Mount Gilead FFA teams also competed in this contest.
Highland placed first as a team. The overall individual results out of all three schools were Austin Schauer placing 1st, Drew Pinkerton placing 2nd, Abigail Erdy placing 4th, and Denim Phillips placing 5th, all from Highland FFA. We enjoyed the competition and look forward to competing in other local contests.