Forestry B/C

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby crazyfloboe » May 9th, 2013, 4:21 pm

Oh I remember you! I was on the Riverwood team with the blonde hair ^.^ Great job by the way!
Thanks! You too! If I remember correctly station 19 had alternating simple leaves...or opposite, but it definitely wasn't compound.
Wait wasn't that the river birch or am I thinking the wrong station? I'm pretty sure we started on 19 and if that was the right station then yeah it was a river birch
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby waywardwind12 » May 9th, 2013, 7:02 pm

Hey people who have taken the Nats test before, do you think that test writers would do evil things like putting on Fremont cottonwood / Eastern cottonwood or other trees that are practically impossible to tell apart except for by range?
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Water Quality: 5,1,4
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby havenguy » May 9th, 2013, 7:27 pm

Hey people who have taken the Nats test before, do you think that test writers would do evil things like putting on Fremont cottonwood / Eastern cottonwood or other trees that are practically impossible to tell apart except for by range?
Well, I took the Division B test last year, but no, I do not. I think that Nationals test writers make sure the best teams are the teams that actually know their stuff, instead of having to guess.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby crazyfloboe » May 10th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Hey people who have taken the Nats test before, do you think that test writers would do evil things like putting on Fremont cottonwood / Eastern cottonwood or other trees that are practically impossible to tell apart except for by range?
I took it last year. Took me and my teammate 28 minutes and we placed 8th. They really just want to make sure you actually know what you're doing. But if they do put those trees, they're evil XD
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Barker » May 10th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Hey people who have taken the Nats test before, do you think that test writers would do evil things like putting on Fremont cottonwood / Eastern cottonwood or other trees that are practically impossible to tell apart except for by range?
It was a good fair test, lots of stations, lots of questions. Just try and get to the point at which you can pretty much snap to what genus it is and spend most of your time on the questions
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby havenguy » May 18th, 2013, 8:24 pm

The forestry test at Nats was incredibly hard...I believe it was 105 questions (21 stations, 5 questions per station), and 2 minutes per station. Also, it seemed like every other tree was a pine/hemlock/cedar...we probably left half of the test blank and still got 20th.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby silverheart7 » May 19th, 2013, 8:45 pm

I came out of forestry fine, but then cried in the team room. I felt so devastated, since I felt like I comletely screwed the team over by failing the test and getting in the bottom 1/2 of teams. I caused so much craziness... Over 14th place. I was so amazed when I got the scoresheet, and my partner was like, "I told you we were in the top 15!" When I heard kids talking about how easy it was, I got freaked out by the fact that we didn't finish one station...

Did anyone catch the tamarack (eastern larch)? My partner, did, I wouldn't have. I'm still not sure how they managed to dry and glue a larch to a piece of paper....?
Past: Forestry, Disease, Meteorology, Towers, Sounds, Triple E, Boomilever, Entomology, WQ, WIDI, Bridges

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby CulturallyScientific » May 19th, 2013, 8:54 pm

I'm still not sure how they managed to dry and glue a larch to a piece of paper....?
Leaf preservation is fairly simple. Most likely, the specimen you saw at Nats was pressed (between pages of a book, or otherwise), then glued with special glue... or lightly rubber-cemented onto the piece of paper. However, leaf pressing can be deceptively easy and actually, quite challenging, especially when you factor in moisture, temperature, irregular leaf shapes (3D-wise) and possibilities of insect attacks, mold infestations, discoloring, etc.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby silverheart7 » May 19th, 2013, 8:55 pm

But it was funny, because the way it was glued was intended to show the 'tufts' of a larch, but it was somewhat misleading. I don't really know how to explain it...

I'm really going to miss this event :cry:
Past: Forestry, Disease, Meteorology, Towers, Sounds, Triple E, Boomilever, Entomology, WQ, WIDI, Bridges

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby CulturallyScientific » May 19th, 2013, 9:02 pm

I'm really going to miss this event :cry:
I'll have to agree with you on that one... I don't think I've ever loved an event as much as Forestry out of all of the 11 events I've ever tried! (Of course, other than Water Quality, though... it's a very, very close second.)
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