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Keep Spreading the News: Urban Wood Conference 3-18-16!

We are thrilled at the initial response to the inaugural Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference, but we want to make sure everyone knows about this exciting opportunity! Read more >>

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Illinois Wood Utilization Team States Its Case for Urban Wood at IAA Event

Members of the Illinois Wood Utilization Team were active participants at the Illinois Arborist Association's 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Show, Oct. 19-21 in Tinley Park, IL. IL WUT showcased 20 board samples of urban wood lumber at its exhibit booth, and made sure that word got out about the upcoming urban wood conference.

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Illinois to Drop Internal EAB Quarantine


The state of Illinois will no longer restrict the movement of any cut, non-coniferous firewood within the state. However, Illinois remains within the federal quarantine and may not export ash related products into a state that currently has regulations. Illinois joins Missouri, Iowa, and Kentucky in the deregulation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

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Photo Gallery: IIT Student Urban Wood Works

More than one dozen students at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) spent their summer designing and crafting one-of-a-kind furniture and artistic objects using urban wood. Check out some of the artistic and functional pieces they were able to create!

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Webinar to Address Cross Laminated Timber, a Potential Urban Wood Use


The NAASF Forest Utilization Committee, USDA Forest Service and WoodWorks are organizing a free webinar focusing on the use of wood, including Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in building construction. The webinar will examine factors motivating architects and engineers to expand their use of wood and the potential benefits in terms of rural economic development, long-term forest health and carbon sequestration in buildings.

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Check out these other great urban wood headlines!

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