Year 12 students from Penrhos College gained a wealth of knowledge about sandalwood at a recent excursion involving the Forest Products Commission (FPC).
Geography students from the College accompanied Senior Forester (Ecology) Jon Brand to a sandalwood plantation near Beverley, to learn about the many uses of sandalwood, as well as the economic, environmental and social advantages of growing this species within the Wheatbelt region.
Presentations to the Penrhos students have occurred over the last couple of years, and provide a great opportunity for the FPC to share forestry knowledge with the next generation.
In addition to Beverley, the FPC sandalwood plantations are wide ranging in Western Australia, from Geraldton down to Esperance.
Susan Martin, a Geography teacher at Penrhos College congratulated Mr Brand for his contribution.
“It is so good to hear from the Forest Products Commission, and long may it continue,” Mrs Martin said.