• Yndiana Montes


Updated: Jan 21, 2019

Hola amigos! This is my final project for the Audio Documentary class of ASU. It's about a 100% real experience with ASU timber sports team (audio is not the best all the time). At the end we approach the new concept and the new term born in our university, Silvicology.

On Saturday the 6th of October, 2018, the timber sports team from Appalachian State University participated for the second time in the Annual Intercollegiate John G. Palmer Woodsmen's Meet. This is the second year Silviculture instructor Ian Snider has taken the university team to participate.

The historical site The Cradle of Forestry in America was the perfect frame for this timber sports event organized by Haywood Community College. Traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, families and entertainers gathered to celebrate forests and forest heritage.

Dr. Carl A. Schenck hosted the first Forest Fair at the Biltmore Estate in 1908. He was a pioneering forestry educator in North America, known for his contributions as the forester for George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, and the founder in 1898 of the Biltmore Forest School, the first practical forestry school in the United States.

Today this celebration is called Forest Festival Day. The timber sports team camped out the night of October 5th and competitions took place on Saturday the 6th.

Several colleges competed in topics such as dendrology, crosscut sawing, archery, axe throwing, pole climbing and all things wood.

The Forest Festival Day is a clear example of how Sustainable Tourism can bring together ecotourism and friends & family niche markets. Friends & Relatives and forestry lovers attended the event in large numbers.

Special thanks to Bill Milligan for his photos and support, and to my professors and instructors at Media Studies at ASU. Without the constant support of Jeffrey Goodman and Jamille Wallick my understanding of the Adobe programs wouldn't be possible. As an older student I struggle with technology! And the Media Lab personnel is just outstanding, specially Lucas Hicks! Some of my classmates have been amazing too, thank you Rivera!! THANK YOU ALL!


Introduction: Dr. Bill Milligan is with me introducing the podcast

Jeff Owenby, the Cradle of Forestry Director of Recreation, welcomes App Starte timber sports team

James Jake, Forestry instructor

Zeb Ramsbotam welcomes students at the official oppening

Public Relation Student Hmon Ksor discusses with me timber sports and sustainable tourism

Interview to Mr. Ian Snider

Interview to Dr. den Biggelaar

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