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. Thetwo-day event will take place at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump.
It will feature a host of urban wood experts from across the United States providing techniques and examples of successful urban wood utilization programs and projects from government, associations and entrepreneurs. Among the speakers is Jessica Simons, lead of Michigan’s Urban Wood Marketplace. Michigan is a partner in the Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle project will Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin collectively known as the Urban Wood Network
The target audience for this forum includes arborists, tree care companies, forestry professionals, service providers, wood crafters, municipality staff, academia and portable sawmill owners.
Registration is $140 and includes breakfast and lunch both days and an Aug. 16 field trip.