Register Now for Small Woodlot & Urban Wood Workshop July 26th North Carolina

 

 

In communities across North Carolina, trees from streets, homes, parks, and other public and private lands are removed due to mortality from a variety of causes: disease, insects, storm damage, street improvements, and development clearing. These trees rarely see a valuable end, even though many could be used for lumber and other products. Instead, they pose a waste and a disposal problem, often ending up spread over landfills as daily cover, or simply left in a pile and abandoned. Regardless of the market value that this wood might otherwise have, communities and homeowners would rather see these materials converted into usable goods. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the wood "waste" generated annually in this country's urban areas, if processed, could produce up to 3.8 billion board feet of lumber.

 

This workshop will introduce participants to various aspects of small woodlot and urban wood utilization. The event will serve as a networking opportunity for both those who manage or remove trees and those who seek local sources of wood for a wide variety of products. ISA and SAF continuing education contact hours will be available.

 

Generous support from sponsors allows you to attend for only $30 (to help offset the cost of refreshments and lunch). Early registration deadline is July 19, 2017, but seating is limited so please act soon.

 

To view the event agenda and other details, please visit this link:  go.ncsu.edu/no-wasted-wood.

 

 
 
The workshop is sponsored by the North Carolina Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program, through funding from the USDA Forest Service, and in partnership with North Carolina State University and Dovetail Partners. 
 

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