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Illinois Sustainable Technology
Center Seeks Businesses
for Wood Heating Study

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois invites businesses throughout the state to apply for a free engineering study to learn about the potential cost savings of using low-value wood residues as heat.
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Cook County Forest Preserves' Tree Repurposed for Unique Award Plaques


In July 2017, Chicago Wilderness presented its first-ever Force of Nature Awards to 10 people and organizations doing outstanding work on behalf of the environment across the region. The physical awards given to the recipients were as unique and special as the awardees themselves and a remarkable example of wood reutilization.

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Why Schmidt Custom Floors Joined the Urban Wood Movement

Schmidt Custom Floors of Waukesha, WI, is one of many urban wood success stories featured on the new UrbanWoodNetwork.org website. Wayne Lepak, who handles sales training and product procurement, explained how Schmidt Custom Floors expanded its product offerings to include hardwood flooring made with locally-sourced urban wood.

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Video: Richmond Hill Educates Residents about EAB Scourge


Ash trees used to make up 12% of the urban forest canopy in Richmond Hill, ON, Canada. That's before the emerald ash borer descended on the city killing thousands of trees over the last few years. The city has produced a pair of videos to educate residents about its fight against the pesky beetle. One of the videos illustrates some of the ways the town is repurposing its ash tree removals.

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