NASF Fact Sheet Highlights Wisconsin Urban Woods’ Success

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) recently featured Wisconsin Urban Wood and its role in helping to develop the national Urban Wood Network in a recently published fact sheet highlighting the importance of state and federal support of urban wood utilization programs.

The publication summarizes several key benefits made possible by WUW’s commitment to giving trees removed due to death, disease invasive pests or other circumstances a new life as lumber and wood products. These benefits include reducing the amount of woody materials going to landfills, creating private sector businesses and jobs that help grow local economies and demonstrate the environmental benefits of urban wood.

The fact sheet provides a targeted message that can be shared with legislators, agency and municipal staff, and others to help them understand the value of local urban wood utilization programs and economies such as those created by WUW members.