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The Urban Wood Network Launches New Website

Crystal Falls, MI - The Urban Wood Network, a multi-state collaborative project that is promoting full-circle urban forest management, announces the launch of its new website: urbanwoodnetwork.org. The website serves as an industry resource for those interested in: adding urban wood to their existing business model; starting a new company dedicated to urban wood; joining a statewide network for urban wood providers; or starting a new network in their state.
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Video: Milling a Huge Burr Oak with a Chainsaw Mill


Tom Hogard, a.k.a. Tom the Sawyer of Eudora, KS, wasn't sure what to do at first with a huge burr oak log left in his driveway in August 2015 by a tree service friend, "thinking he was doing me a big favor." How huge? Hogard estimated that the log was 3 to 4 feet in diameter, 11 feet long and weighed 5,000 pounds.

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Pacific Coast Lumber Owner Has His Urban Wood Elevator Speech Down Pat

Sean O'Brien, owner of Pacific Coast Lumber in San Luis Obispo, CA, does a great job of explaining his company's urban wood business and the potential of helping keep 40,000 board feet of lumber out of landfills each month. O'Brien hits all of the high notes about why repurposing dead and dying community trees into lumber and slabs is a great idea in this 2-minute video. Check it out.

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Mid-Atlantic Urban Wood Forum Set for Aug. 15 & 16


The Virginia Department of Forestry in partnership with the Virginia Urban Wood Group, Trees Virginia, and U.S. Forest Service, is proud to sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Urban Wood Forum: "Applied Practices in Utilization," Aug. 15-16 in Richmond, VA. The two-day event will take place at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump.

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