University of Kentucky Forestry Club

Society of American Foresters Student Chapter

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Club Mission
The University of Kentucky Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF), known as the Forestry Club, is a non-profit student organization that is a part the University of Kentucky. This organization is devoted to the advancement of the science, technology, education and practice of forestry among the student body and communities in which we interact. The forestry club promotes fellowship and professionalism among the students at the University of Kentucky as well as developing close working relationships with advising faculty and forestry professionals.

To see a complete copy of the club Constitution and By-Laws please click here.

The Club meets every other week in the conference room (217) of the Thomas Poe Cooper Building.  Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

For additional information on the tree planting events listed on the calendar, please click here

The forestry club promotes participation in SAF sanctioned events, camping trips, club meetings, as well as a multitude of service projects. For example, the forestry club actively worked to have the University of Kentucky designated as a Tree Campus USA by The Arbor Day Foundation. The club is actively involved in Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative projects, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Reforest the Bluegrass, as well and various other tree planting activities.

Camping Activities – Winter Retreat, Red River Gorge camping trip, and etc.
SAF Activities – National SAF Convention, KTSAF Winter Meeting, and Association of Southern Forestry Club’s (ASFC) Conclave and Mini- Conclave.
University – Tree Campus USA, Arbor Day, Agriculture Student Counsel Activities, and other University activities.
Service Projects- Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative projects, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Reforest the Bluegrass, other tree planting activities, hazardous tree removal, trail clean-up, mapping, etc.

For pictures of our activities click here

Association of Southern Forestry Club’s (ASFC) Conclave
Basic Information - The forestry club also participates in the Association of Southern Forestry Club’s (ASFC) Conclave.  This event is held annually and is a way for the students to interact with other member chapters and have friendly forestry related competitions. These competitions consist of a range of physical events and technical events. The physical contests include events such as saw and axe skills, archery, and log roll. The technical events tests students’ abilities in tree and wildlife identification, timber estimation, as well as compass and pacing skills.

Physical Events- Stihl Timbersports, crosscut, bow saw, archery, axe throw, knife throw, log burling, log roll, pole climb, chain throw, log chop, and pole felling
Technical Events - compass and pacing, dendrology, wildlife ID, wood ID, DBH estimation, photogrammetry, pole classification, and timber estimation

Compass and Pacing - 1st place, 2012, Luke Biscan
Compass and Pacing - 2nd place, 2011, Luke Biscan
Archery - 2nd place, 2010, Alex Klein
Pole Felling - 3rd place, 2006

Registration and Annual Dues
Members are required to pay annual club dues at the time of joining the club. Club dues consist of $40 (USD) which is for the registration to become a student member of the Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter of SAF. This allows the students to participate in the SAF sanctioned events, ASFC Conclave, and club activities.

For a downloadable copy of the registration form, click here. Completed registration forms should be turned into Office 104 in the Thomas Poe Cooper Building.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Forestry Club
214 Thomas Poe Cooper Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Luke Biscan

Vice President:
Anthony Kenney

Alex Paige

Sam Cox


ARRI Representative:
Hannah Angel

Conclave Representative:
Matt Higdon

Wildlife Representative:
Jon Johnson

Junior Ambassador:
Logan Nutt

Sophomore Ambassador:
Kristian Elswick

Freshman Ambassador:
Dennis Keown

Club Apparel & Merchandise

2011-2012 Club T-shirt: green, $15

Remaining: 1 small

Polo: green, $20

Remaining: 1 medium remaining

2012-2013 Club T-shirt: green, $15

Remaining: 4 medium, 1 X-large, 1 XX-large


Bumper sticker: $5

Available in TPC 105

Stainless steel water bottle: green, blue and black, $15

Red Oak end tables: several stains available, one for $50 or two for $80