Urban Wood Utilization Webinar June 2nd

Event Explores the Twin Cities Case Study

 

(St. Paul, MN) –  A free webinar to be held June 2nd (1pm Central) will explore the building blocks that support the responsible use of trees removed from urban areas.

 

The event “Building an Urban Wood Utilization Program: A Twin Cities Case Study” will explore the economic, environmental and social conditions that have supported the expanded responsible use and recovery of wood products and trees in the Minneapolis and St. Paul communities.

 

“There are about 4 billion urban trees in the U.S., with another 70 billion trees growing in metropolitan areas. As urban land in the U.S. expands, so do the urban forests. Estimates of removals, due to pests, wind storms, construction, hazard trees, etc., range from 16 to 38 million green tons per year – and even that lower value estimate is comparable to total annual harvests from America’s National Forests,” says Steve Bratkovich, Director of Recycling and Reuse for Dovetail Partners and webinar presenter.

 

The one-hour event is free but space is limited. Participants are asked to reserve their spot before May 27th by visiting:http://tinyurl.com/urbanwood

 

 

Questions? Contact: Dovetail Partners at 612-333-0430 or info@dovetailinc.orgThis program is supported by funds provide by the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, Wood Education and Resource Center.