UW Stevens Point Timbersports team shows off skills at Forest FestSubmitted: 08/01/2015
EAGLE RIVER - Trees for Tomorrow held their Forest Fest in Eagle River Saturday. The event hosts many people and companies that make a living from trees.

The UW Stevens Point Timbersports team came out to Forest Fest to show off their skills.

"We're doing most of our chopping and sawing events," explained team member Ben Hansen. "So we have the under hand, the standing block, I'll get up on the spring board tree behind me here today. And we'll do a little sawing as well one man and two man sawing."

The team wasn't just there to show off their skills. They also got people involved.

"I just got to sit on it while someone was sawing the wood and I've never got to do that before," said 7-year-old Bella Nowak.

Forest Fest gave people an opportunity to try their hand at activities they might not have gotten a chance to otherwise. Many took a turn throwing an axe.

"You know Trees for Tomorrow has been around forever and it's a great organization. They're good to us. And it's the least we can do to come out here and you know throw our hat in the pile of forestry education for these guys," said team member Spencer Johnson.

Forest Fest is always held on the first Saturday in August.

Story By: Katie Thoresen

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