Brochures, Reports and Presentations
Marketing Urban Trees for Higher Uses in Illinois: Resources for Arborists and Managers Information contained in this informative guide includes key markets for urban trees, a listing of Illinois sawyers who accept and process urban trees into value-added lumber, ash wood properties, and a letter that outlines the process for homeowners interested in reclaiming wood from their trees.
Urban Wood and Traditional Wood: A Comparison of Properties & Uses White paper authored by Prof. Dan Cassens, Wood Products and Extension Specialist of Purdue University, and Edith Makra, chairman of the Illinois Wood Utilization Team
Harvest Urban Timber! Short and to the point: Reclaim Trees. Reduce Waste. Create Beauty.
Emerald Ash Board Create Beauty From Ash Trees Affected by EAB.
Beetles, Bats and Beyond: Harvesting Community Timber PowerPoint presentation highlights the links in the urban wood use chain.
Today Show Feature on Wilmette Wonder Boys Watch the story of Little League baseball bats made from Emerald Ash Board made from trees that were taken down in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette.
Lumber and Biomass Flow in the Hardwood Industry PowerPoint presentation by Daniel Cassens, Professor of Wood Products at Purdue University, and Ed Meadows of Timber Steward LLC, calculates the value of wood turned into lumber vs. biofuel.
Feasibility Study for a Community Wood Reclamation System Final Report The Illinois Wood Utilization Team conducted a study that identified potential supply and markets, reviewed operational logistics and organizational options, and created financial projections for a multi-municipality staging center for urban tree removal, reclamation, and distribution.
Environmental & Urban Wood Reclamation An Illinois Institute of Technology Undergraduate Interprofessional Project reviewed market options for wood reclaimed from trees killed by the Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease in three suburban Chicago communities.
For the Betterment of the Urban Forest City Trees magazine conducted a Q&A with Homewood Village Forester Jim Tresouthick describing wood utilization.
Illinois Urban Forestry & Wood Resources
Illinois Small Custom Sawmill Directory (including mobile sawmill businesses)
Urban Forestry Websites in Other States
WI – Wisconsin Urban Wood
National & Regional Urban Forestry Websites
Southeastern Urban Wood Exchange (Serving Region 8 Southern Forests)