WVSPS Elkins Seminar

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The West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors, and its Elkins Chapter Present

Tree & Wood ID 101 (8 PDHs)

The first portion of the seminar will be spent on the demonstration and practice of a simple leaf and twig identification key as well as the common characteristics of trees to identify common species called for in and used in boundary surveys. We will also use a key from the Sipe book, and other identifying characteristics for wood identification. Samples of common species will be available. Cameras for photos of samples and notes are encouraged. The handout material will include a copy of the keys, a copy of the Forest Trees of West Virginia, and a copy of a list of common trees found in deed descriptions. The second portion of the seminar will be a hike through the woods to practice tree and stump identification to demonstrate what was taught in the classroom. 

Friday, September 23, 2016
Leading Creek Fire Hall
Kerens, WV 

8:00a - 9:45a Tree & Wood ID (Classroom portion pt1)
9:45a - 10:00a Break 
10:00a - 12:00p Tree & Wood ID (Classroom portion pt2) 
12:00p - 1:00p Lunch
1:00p - 5:00p Tree & Wood ID (Field portion)


About the Speakers

Leon G. Mallow 

Leon G. Mallow graduated from Glenville State College in 1974, and received his Surveyor’s license in 1976.  He began his career with the West Virginia DOH as a rodman in 1974, and worked as a surveyor for Swecker Engineering and Surveying from 1976 until 1988, when he went into business as a self-employed surveyor.  His practice includes rural boundaries, city lots, subdivisions, and oil and gas surveys.  Leon has been the elected County Surveyor in Randolph County for a number of years. Leon has been a member of the Elkins Chapter since 1974, and has been a member of WVSPS since 1976.  He served the Society as President in 1999-2000. 


  • When

  • Friday, September 23, 2016
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Leading Creek Volunteer Firehouse
    Triplett Rd
    Kerens, West Virginia 26276

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