Chattanooga Woodworking Academy To Get Some Downed Trees From City

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
City Forester Gene Hyde, right, with Justin Holland, city public works administrator
City Forester Gene Hyde, right, with Justin Holland, city public works administrator

City officials have agreed that the Chattanooga Woodworking Academy will be given access occasionally to some downed trees for students to use for carving.

Longtime City Forester Gene Hyde said he had a conversation with an academy official about a need from time to time for certain type trees.

He said the school, which attracts students from as far away as Las Vegas, Nev., especially can use pine, white oak, cedar and maple.

Mr. Hyde said the city sometimes has some of those type trees that are knocked down in storms.

He said, on occasions, the city will notify the academy to come and pick up a tree if it is in need of one at the time. 


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