Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Presentations


Presentations from the Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference held Friday, March 18 at Hamburger University in Oak Brook.


Click here to view highlights of each presentation and each speaker’s biography.


Edith Makra, Chairperson, Illinois Wood Utilization Team
Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Overview

John Lough, City Forester of Chicago
From Landscape to Lumber

Prof. Dan Cassens, Wood Products Extension Specialist, Purdue University
Trends in Hardwood Marketing & Products

Ian Brown, Urban Forestry District Manager, City of Milwaukee
Closing the Loop on Urban Wood Utilization

August Hoppe, President, Hoppe Tree Service & The Urban Wood Lab
Commercial Tree Care & Urban Wood – Find Your Niche

Jessica Simons, Owner of Verdant Stewardship and Coordinator of Michigan’s Urbanwood Project
The Urbanwood Project: Developing Markets for Urban Wood in Michigan

Laureen Blissard, Principal, LTBL Envirotecture
Green Building Programs & Urban Wood

     >>> Video: Up From Ashes: The Making of the Traverwood Branch Library (Full Length Version)

     >>> Up From Ashes Video (Edited Version)

Jeff Perkis, Owner, Story Wood & Senior Project Manager of Chipman Architecture Designs
Out of the Woods: How West Chicago Repurposed Storm-Damaged Urban Trees

Ken Wier, Owner, i2i Design
Custom Woodworking Business Case Study

Brian Mitalo, Regional Salesperson, Tournesol Siteworks
Metamorphosis: Urban Wood into Mainstream Uses

Michael Dimitroff, Manager of Art Initiatives, Chicago Park District and Jim Semelka, Urban Forestry Advocate, Sterling Tree Solutions
Growing Partnerships: How the Chicago Park District Is Capitalizing on Urban Lumber