The Urban Wood Network (UWN) will host its second annual Urban Wood Academy on Nov. 19 in Louisville, Kentucky in conjunction with the Partners in Community Forestry Conference.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, share and discuss the newest strategies to overcome challenges and build successful local urban wood economies. Cities, entrepreneurs and advocates are leading initiatives to ensure that when urban trees are removed, there are opportunities for the material to be put to its highest and best use. To view the full agenda, click here.
Who Should Attend: Property owners, municipalities, arborists, sawyers, wood workers, manufacturers, retailers, educators, researchers and advocates are invited to participate in this year’s interactive sessions by bringing information about their own efforts to support peer learning and insights into lessons learned.
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Part II Of The “Building with Wood” Webinar Series
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CT
Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forest Products Services Team
Did you know that using real wood in your home or living spaces has health benefits? Join us virtually over your lunch break to learn about biophilic design and the many benefits of building with wood. Industry expert, Criswell Davis, will be speaking about why incorporating real, natural wood in our homes, hospitals and other businesses is the path to a more sustainable future.
Register for the free webinar by visiting the link here.
About the Speaker:
Criswell Davis, President of Mighty Oaks Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, is the founding director of the Timber & Forestry Foundation, which promotes sustainable North American hardwoods to the design community and consumers across the United States. Criswell has been in the hardwood lumber business for more than 32 years and has presented to more than 7,000 architects, designers and students worldwide over 12 years.
This event is supported by a U.S. Forest Service Landscape Scale Restoration Grant. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Kiln Drying Short Course
Date: Aug. 9-11, 2021
Location: Antigo, Wisconsin
Hardwood Lumber Grading Short Course
Date: Aug. 17-19, 2021
Location: Antigo, Wisconsin
Marketing Forest Products Course
Date: Sept. 23, 2021
Location: Woodruff, Wisconsin
You are invited to participate in online public listening sessions focused on supporting, developing, and diversifying our forest products industry. The sessions are being hosted by the Wisconsin Council on Forestry in partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
You may attend one or both listening sessions being held on May 6, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm and May 11, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.
Each session will include simultaneous breakout rooms that will offer attendees an opportunity to share their input on our forest industry. Sign up in advance to attend the sessions or provide written comments here: https://wedc.org/rural-prosperity/forest-products-industry-listening-sessions/.
These listening sessions are part of a broader effort the Council on Forestry is leading, along with partners, to develop actionable initiatives leading up to a Regional Economic Diversification Summit (REDS). Through its REDS process, the U.S. Economic Development Administration works directly with stakeholders to leverage and align federal, state, and local project implementation resources for locally-identified economic development strategies and priorities.
Forest industries play a vital role in our state’s economy and the sustainable management of our forest resources. Your voice is needed now to help support Wisconsin’s forest products industry.
For more information, contact DNR Forest Products Team Leader Collin Buntrock at (608) 286-9083.
International Mass Timber Conference
March 30 – April 1
Local-Use Dimension Lumber Grading Workshop
May 13 (Course date is subject to change. Class may be postponed or rescheduled as a result of the most current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.)
Location: Green Bay area (venue TBD)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Arborist Association will virtually host the Wisconsin Annual Urban Forestry Conference on Feb. 21-23, 2021. Please join us for three days of exhibits, expert presentations and networking events and opportunities.
The program was developed to enrich arboriculture and urban forestry knowledge in the industry. The conference includes a utility track, a climbers’ corner, a virtual exhibit hall, and networking and socializing opportunities.
This year, presentations include:
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Forest Products Week (celebrated on October 18-24, 2020) recognizes the people who work in and care for our forests, the businesses that create forest products and the many ways forest products contribute to our lives. In addition to celebrating the positive impact of Wisconsin’s forest products sector on the state’s economy, Forest Products Week recognizes the myriad forest products ingrained in our daily lives.
Facts to celebrate:
- Forest products contribute $24.4 billion annually to the state’s economy.
- Forests directly provide more than 60,000 jobs for Wisconsin residents with a payroll of $4.2 billion.
- Forestry is the number one employer in 7 counties.
- Every forestry job supports 1.7 additional jobs in the state.
- More than 1,200 forest products companies in Wisconsin make products we use every day – from paper products such as food packaging, fine writing paper and tissue paper, to lumber used for homes and furniture.
- Emerging forest products such as mass timber, nanocellulose and biochemicals are beginning to unlock innovative uses for wood that may help the state’s industry further diversify in the future.
The Wisconsin DNR-Division of Forestry is proud to help Wisconsin’s forest industry build and maintain strong markets while ensuring that forests remain a vital part of the state’s economy and culture for future generations. To learn more, search the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for “forest businesses.”
Forest Products Specialist Logan Wells will visit with Wisconsin educators at noon on October 8, 2020 on the theme of “Celebrating Wisconsin’s Forest Products.” The webinar, offered by LEAF (Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program), is open to anyone but advance registration is required (registration link).
In his presentation, Logan will explore products made from forests in Wisconsin and the importance of markets to sustainable forestry. He will also discuss global marketplace impacts and other changes impacting the industry, how Wisconsin producers are adapting to change, and share information about innovative products on the horizon.
Forest Products Week is the third week of October, so start planning now to showcase how vital forest products are to Wisconsin.
The DNR Forest Products Service Team will host a webinar titled “Wood: Sustainably Grown, Locally Available“ on June 16, 2020. This webinar is intended to promote the diverse application of Wisconsin’s oldest grown, locally available, and environmentally friendly material—wood. Architects, designers, consumers and anyone interested in learning about Wisconsin wood products should consider attending.
Following these two presentations, there will be time for questions with the presenters:
- A New Age of Wood: New Products Create New Opportunities by Jim Bowyer, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, and a specialist in wood-based bio-products and environmental life-cycle assessment.
- Wisconsin Wood Resources and Wood Products by Scott Bowe, Professor and Wood Products Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Event Date: June 16, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. Central Time (US and Canada)
Registration: Please register in advance for this meeting using following link:
By Scott Lyon, forest products specialist, Green Bay, 920-360-3722
The Forest Products Services program has partnered with Madison College’s Cabinetmaking and Millwork Program to sponsor an event titled, “Three Perspectives on Wood.”
Speakers will highlight recommendations for sourcing and using wood properly for best performance. This event is part of the college’s annual seminar series that is geared toward educating students, builders, designers, wood product manufacturers, and woodworkers.
“Three Perspectives on Wood” will be held on December 3, 2019 at Madison College, Truax Campus. For more information or to attend, please visit the event website.