Students in Mr. Nate Dionne’s class got a chance to learn from forester of over 30 years, Lynnwood Stephens, about the importance of proper forest management.  After a classroom presentation, students followed Mr. Stephens out into Gaylord Community School’s owned Five Lakes Natural Area where they took measured the density of a red pine stand to determine if it was time to thin out the stand to achieve maximum forest health.  After measuring the average diameter at breast height (DBH), taking a swing with the wedge prism, and making a few simple mathematical calculations, students found out that the forest was overgrown!