On September 20 , 2017, the Forest Products Services Program, in partnership with Forest Stewards Guild, American Institute of Architects, Structural Engineers Association, and the Wisconsin Wood Marketing Team (USDA Forest Service), organized and hosted an educational seminar titled, “Wood-Based Construction – Mass Timber and Beyond.”
Approximately seventy people attended the event including architects, structural and civil engineers, forest products industry representatives, and researchers. Architects and engineers were targeted for this seminar due to their role in planning, designing, reviewing construction projects, and using of building materials (e.g. wood and mass timber products).
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On Wednesday, October 4th UW-Madison students from the Forestry program visited the DNR. About 16 students attended an informational session on the Division of Forestry which highlighted a few of our programs. Continue reading “UW Forestry students visit DNR”
UW-Extension will be hosting fall workshops on tree pruning. This is a one-day workshop will show parks and tree professionals how to properly prune trees, from new tree training to mature tree maintenance, to create a strong enduring structure, maintain vigor, and achieve specific municipal objectives. The workshop will include classroom instruction on pruning fundamentals and outdoor, hands-on demonstration of personal protective equipment along with pruning methods and techniques. These workshops are being help in various locations: Oshkosh, Waukesha, Kenosha, Stevens Point, Eau Claire and Madison. Information about these events and other urban events is posted on the Urban Forestry training and events webpage.
For more information contact Ellen Clark (EllenA.Clark@Wisconsin.gov), Urban Forestry Communication Specialist, at 608-267-2774.
Dick Rideout riding his bike for the cause.
Tour des Trees is an annual bike ride, hosted by STIHL to benefit TREE fund. Continue reading “Tour de Trees was a success”
Hundreds of people from the arboriculture industry descended upon the Lussier Family Heritage Center in Madison this August for the Wisconsin Arborist Association’s (WAA) annual summer conference. Continue reading “Wisconsin Arborist Association Summer Conference”
Join the WAA (Wisconsin Arborist Association) for their Summer Conference and Picnic at the Lussier Family Heritage Center in Madison on Tuesday, August 15th. The Program Committee has put together another excellent lineup for this event. They are offering Two Tracks of Education, one indoors and one outdoors, including information for climbers, plant selection, and insect and disease information. There will be something for everyone. Continue reading “WAA Summer Conference”
This fall Wisconsin DNR Urban Forestry program hosted the inaugural Wisconsin Community Tree Management Institute (WCTMI) graduate workshop. It was held over two days in mid-October at the Green Lake Conference Center. The workshop included presentations and mini-workshops on many topics. One of the topics was risk tree assessment, presented by Dan Traas. Continue reading “Risk tree assessment”
In the Green Bay Packers 2016 regular season they completed 349 first downs, 20 more than their opponents. This is one of many impressive statistics the Packers have. This particular state is even more rousing because of a green initiative titled “First Downs for Trees.” Continue reading “2017 First Downs for Trees”
MFI (Municipal Forestry Institute) is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. Continue reading “Consider participating in MFI”
On June 7, 2017, sixty-three (63) arbor vitaes were planted in Gillett at their Nicolet Trail Campground. Continue reading “Tree planting in Gillett”