Woody Plant ID and Live Stake Training at Susquehanna University

Live stake cooperative is kicking off at Susquehanna University!
The first step of collecting stakes is a train-the-trainer session. These sessions are being led by DCNR forestry professionals and you’ll learn all about live staking, including how to ID woody plants in winter. We have requests for 8,000 live stakes, so we are really hoping to get this program up and running with trained site leaders by the end of February. 
 
During the training session, we will be:
1. teaching conservation partners as well as other interested volunteers and student leaders to identify tree species to live stake during winter, 
2. demonstrating how to cut, store, and install live stakes on project sites, 
3. setting interested parties up to be future site leaders for our live stake collection dates with volunteer groups in March, and 
4. spending time in the afternoon collecting stakes for the cooperative. 
 
The session will be held on Wednesday February 27th from 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. DCNR will be providing lunch for the training.
Down the road, we will be asking for folks to help with collection dates (these will be half-day supervising shifts where we will assist various volunteer groups to collect stakes). 
 
Please RSVP through the following link to sign-up. This is a great opportunity to expand your tree ID skills, learn more about the cooperative, and help us collect some stakes! 
 
Contact Adrienne with any questions.

Adrienne Gemberling

Susquehanna Technical Coordinator 
Chesapeake Conservancy
Natural Sciences Center at Susquehanna University
514 University Ave. Selinsgrove, PA 17870