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TCIA Releases Statement on A300 Urban Forest Products Standard Status

The Tree Care industry Association recently issued a statement confirming and explaining the ANSI-accredited Standards Committee's vote last fall to terminate the A300 Part 11 Urban Forest Products project for the time being. Read more >>

Urban Wood Used in Oak Park LEED Platinum Project


The Park District of Oak Park's Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center, a LEED Platinum facility, features interior wood trim salvaged from trees removed from parkland due to infestation by the emerald ash borer or old age.

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Rescued Wood: Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin's Unique Answer to the EAB Problem

Did you know that Wisconsin's dead urban trees could produce over 73 million board feet of lumber each year? Unfortunately, most trees removed from our cities and towns are usually fated for the chipper. The Rescued Wood Program of Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin hopes to change that protocol by saving and recycling the best logs and creating a wide variety of remarkable resources and products.

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Dovetail Partners Reports on Worldwide Biorefinery Growth


While furniture-grade lumber is the best, possible use for urban wood, many trees and their residuals might be best suited for burning to create heat or energy. This would still be a better alternative than landfilling. The worldwide growth of biofuels, including woody biomass, is explored by Dovetail Partners in its new report.

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IllinoisUrbanWood's Top 10 Countdown

The eyes have it! The final votes are in and the Top 10 most-viewed posts on IllinoisUrbanWood.org are known. Activity on the Illinois Urban Wood Utilization Team's website finished 2016 with 7, 349 visitors who clicked through 17,412 pages. Both of these totals are more than double that of 2015. Here's a quick reverse-order recap of the most popularly viewed posts last year.

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