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First Release: Urban Wood User's Resource Guide

A new national directory dedicated to helping connect tree care professionals, sawyers, woodworkers and other urban wood enthusiasts was recently released by the Urban Forest Full Circle Network. Read more >>

Passions Show at IWF Urban Wood Seminar


Three presenters - representing three diverse business models - chorused their praise for urban wood during a unique seminar held Aug. 26 at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. The free 90-minute session attracted woodworkers, foresters, industry suppliers and others, all interested in learning more about the benefits and opportunities of converting felled community and landscape trees into lumber, slabs and wood products.

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Urban Wood Exchange Opens for Business

The Southeastern Urban Wood Exchange just launched urbanwoodexchange.org, a web site intended to encourage the highest and best use of the urban wood resource by connecting urban wood stakeholders operating within Southern Region 8 of the U.S. Forest Service.

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Video: Tom The Sawyer Mills Black Walnut for Figure


Tom Hogard, aka Tom The Sawyer, of Eudora, KS, has been milling trees cultivated from the urban forest for many years. In the accompanying video, Hogard demonstrates how to maximize the figure of logs with "flaws" including sweep or crotches.

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Woodshop News Features IWF Urban Wood Seminar

Woodshop News, an industrial woodworking publication, recently featured a full-page story about the recently held Urban Wood Utilization seminar at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. The article includes photos submitted by Wood-Mizer, a major sponsor of the seminar and long-time supporter of the urban wood movement.

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Check out these other great urban wood headlines!

On Demand: WERC Urban Wood Utilization Webcast >>

USDA Forest Service Awards Urban Forestry Challenge Grants >>

Day of Wood Conference Set for Sept. 8 in Jasper, IN >>

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