NC Urban Forest Council Plans Urban Wood Use Workshop

The North Carolina Urban Forest Council will present Urban Wood Use as part of its 2019 Carolina Canopy Workshop Series. The event is scheduled for Aug. 23 at Reedy Creek Park in Charlotte, NC.

According to the organizers, “A tremendous amount of sound wood is wasted regularly in communities across the state whenever shade trees must be removed. Most is ground to mulch at a significant cost to the municipality, or at best, cut into firewood. This workshop is intended to bring together suppliers, processors, and end users of urban wood who recognize the value of the resource and wish to make better use of the material. The workshop serves as a step to further develop the NC Urban Wood Groups in North Carolina and to link potential partners.”

Agenda

8:15 am     Registration

8:30 am     Welcome and Introduction

8:45 am     Certification Partnership to Support Urban Wood Utilization and Community Benefits

                 Katie Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Inc

9:45 am     Washington DC Urban Wood Program

                 Duff McCully, District of Columbia

10:45 am   Break

11:05 am   Biochar – How it’s Made and What it Could Mean for Your Business

                 Bartlett Reseach Lab

12:05 pm   Lunch – provided by Arborguard Tree Specialists

1:05 pm     Expanding Business Opportunities in Urban Trees

                  Bill St. Pierre, St. Pierre Woodworking

2:15 pm     Virginia’s Urban Wood Program

                  Lara Johnson & Joe Lehnen, Virginia Department of Forestry

3:15 pm     NC Urban Wood Group Discussion and Next Steps

Reedy Creek Park (Shelter #3), Charlotte NC

For more information and to register, visit the NCUFC’s website.