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Shelving for the Starksboro Town Library
A Community Project
A First in Forestry
In January, 2002, Starksboro made history, becoming the first municipality in the East to develop a green-certified management plan for its municipal forest. Working with VFF, the Starksboro Forest Board drew upon the input of town residents to create a plan that protects and enhances the health of the 300-acre forest, while addressing the community's diverse management goals.
The Learning Tree
In June, 2001, third and fourth grade Starksboro students headed into the Town Forest to conduct tree surveys. Their mission: to select a tree to use in making the bookshelves for the new town library. Their analysis and recommendations led to the cutting of a single sugar maple, which provided the lumber for the nosing on the 27 bookshelves you see in this library.