Join Dovetail Partners at Urban Forest Connections Webinar on December 9th


Dovetail to present on urban wood use lessons learned


(Minneapolis, MN) - Join Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think-tank, on December 9th during the USDA Forest Service's Urban Forest Connections monthly webinar series. This month's webinar presentation will focus on urban wood utilization. It will highlight innovative urban wood reuse methods and ways to become involved in urban wood utilization and recycling. Municipal and tree care arborists, urban foresters, municipal public works directors, city planners and engineers, parks and recreation managers, and primary wood using industries that source wood from urban areas are encouraged to attend. International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists who attend the webinar are able to earn 1.0 CEU.

 

Dovetail's Project Manager for Recycling and Reuse, Dr. Steve Bratkovich, will lead the webinar presentation titled, "Urban Wood Use: Lessons Learned from Raleigh (NC) and Richmond (VA)". America's urban forests provide diverse and essential benefits and services to communities. But when removal is required, the wood is most often mulched, composted or sent to a landfill. Identifying, quantifying, and communicating the value of wood from these trees can overcome existing barriers to more extensive urban tree/wood utilization. This webinar will provide an introduction to the clustering concept of economic development and address some of the key findings from recent studies in North Carolina and Virginia.

 

Dr. Bratkovich has over three decades of forestry and forest products experience. His areas of expertise include business, marketing and strategic planning; urban wood utilization; primary and secondary wood processing; and sustainable forest management. Steve has authored over 150 forestry-related publications, articles, and reports and is a frequent contributor to forestry and industry trade journals. In 2002, Steve received the Excellence in Technology Transfer award from the Chief of the USDA Forest Service.

 

The Urban Tree Use webinar will take place on December 9th, 2015 from 1:00-2:15pm EST. For additional information and registration, visit: www.fs.fed.us/research/urban-webinars