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New Project to Certify Responsible Urban Forestry and Urban Wood Use

A new initiative to support increased urban wood utilization and community benefits has been launched. The project will develop a unified urban wood certification strategy with the goal of aligning existing programs that recognize responsible management practices in the urban forest.
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AWI Chicago Members Learn About Urban Wood at Icon Modern


More than two dozen members of the Chicago Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute participated in a workshop held Feb. 22 at Icon Modern in Chicago. Featured presenters Bruce and Erika Horigan, co-owners of Horigan Urban Forest Products in Skokie discussed the urban wood supply chain from sources and removal through environmental impact and benefits of putting community trees to their highest possible use.

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Watch Tom The Sawyer Transform an Urban Honey Locust Log

Tom Hogard, a.k.a.,Tom The Sawyer, strikes again with another wonderful video documenting the milling of an urban tree into high-valued wood products. This time Hogard shows the milling of a honey locust tree destined to be used for custom live-edge tables.

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Michigan Urban Wood Network Launches Website


The Michigan Urban Wood Network (MUWN) has launched a new website: MiUrbanWoodNetwork.com. The new website coincides with efforts to create a state-wide network of urban wood stakeholders from arborists and tree care professionals through sawyers and woodworkers.

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