A Mobile Lesson in Logging

STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - You wouldn't believe just how much the forests affect our everyday lives. A traveling exhibit, which stopped for one day in the Poconos, aims to teach us.

The display case is filled with products from ice cream, to a telephone, and latex gloves.

"There was like, lots of stuff!" says Charlie Winschuh of New Jersey.

Only two items in the case don't contain wood or wood by-products. After awhile, five-year-old Charlie gave up guessing which ones.

"I cannot guess anymore," he smiles.

It's not the ice cream or Slim Fast, which are filled with cellulose, a sugar trees produce.

"Most everyone looks over those because they want to imagine they're not eating food filled with wood, but it sure is!" says Matthew Kenny, Woodmobile Coordinator.

A dollar bill and pair of bamboo sticks are the only wood-free items.

Kenny adds, "people's jaws drop in many cases."

The Pennsylvania Woodmobile has rolled into town. It uses a fun, hands-on approach to teach families about trees and the invasive species attacking them.
    
"I've never really given much thought to the wood in our state, or our area, so it was kind of cool to have it all in one spot," says Beth Winschuh of New Jersey.

The Pennsylvania Woodmobile travels throughout the state, stopping at carnivals, fairs and special events. The latest lesson in logging was told at Quiet Valley Educational Farm in Stroud Township.

"And I'm hoping people take a lot away from it and they start to realize it's important to preserve our forests," says Cheryl Statham of Quiet Valley.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and other groups make the Woodmobile possible.


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