Photo gallery: Wood chip sourcing for Mount Abraham Union High School

VFF intern and Yale School of Forestry student Caitlin Cusack discusses challenges and opportunities to managing the Starksboro Town Forest with Starksboro Conservation Commissioners Jody Higgs, Christiana Blomberg, and Pete Antos-Ketcham, during summer 2007. Mt. Abraham Union High School students Harper Davis, Craig Camara, Reed Hanson, Brittany Thompson, and Levi Duclos present their thoughts on community wood energy to the Starksboro Selectboard .
Jim Lathrop is already storing hardwood logs in his yard in Bristol for schools like Mt. Abe. Whole tree chipper used by Jim Lathrop to create bole chips for Mt. Abe .
Lathrop's woodchip loading area it takes 45 minutes to load 1 trailer truckload of chips for Mt. Abe Union High School. Claire Lathrop holds the bole chips produced for heating MAUHS .
Tractor trailer load of woodchips headed to one of Jim Lathrop's customers. Bill Sayre of A. Johnson Lumber shows UVM graduate student Emily Schadler the waste wood that is fed into their chipper to produce a high quality mill chip.

All photos on this page courtesy of Caitlin Cusack, 2007.