Natural Resources Class Highlights SGI Students

Students in the Natural Resources class at the Ellicottville Career and Technical Center use a dynamic, double rope technique to climb into trees with a rope and harness.  Once in the tree the students evaluate which limbs need pruning, and cuts them to preserve the health and appearance of the tree.  The climbers always works with a ground crew that helps watch out for dangerous situations and aids in the removal of branches. SGI students featured in the photos include Devin Bruno, Jarod Haught and Micheal Place.