APRIL 2018: Davey Tree Day at IUB UFM Class
Burney Fischer hosted Davey Tree recruiter and tree climbing expert Mark Noark on April 12. He showed the students how an arborist would climb a tree with emphasis on personal safety (top slide). The Davey emphasis on Hazards, Obstacles, Planning and Escape (HOPE) was very prominent. In addition Davey Tree sales arborists Alison Herrell (SPEA MSES & UFM alumnus 2013) and Mike Volz joined Mark to explore with students how they make arboriculture decisions about standing trees as well as general insights about the green industry. The field experience was conducted on the Wells House lawn next to SPEA and was a great experience for the students. After the class meeting the Davey folks conducted short informal interviews with interested students in the SPEA Career Development Center.