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Daily Double Discount: Hardwood Lumber & Urban Forest Events

save-moneyBy Rich Christianson

The countdown continues…

In eight weeks the Illinois Wood Utilization Team (IL WUT) will present a pair of special education events of interest to all participants of full circle urban forestry and urban wood markets. This especially includes all stakeholders along the urban wood market supply chain from public a private landowners and managers to tree care professionals and sawyers right on through architects and woodworkers.

The events – in order of appearance – are:

Hardwood Lumber & Sawmill Workshop, Thursday, March 17 at the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, IL.

Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference, Friday, March 18 at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL.

Both programs feature live portable sawmilling demonstrations.

IL WUT has made every effort to offer each of these full-day programs high in value and low in cost. As an additional incentive, anyone registering to attend both programs can save an additional $35. The Daily Double package is $175 vs. $210 to register separately for the events.

Early-Bird Registration Ends February 29
Not only is the clock ticking until the start of the events, it is also ticking down to the end of early bird registration and early-bird savings.

Register by Monday, February 29 to lock in the lowest registration pricing.

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Feb. 29

Feb. 21 to
March 16
Hardwood Lumber & Sawmill Workshop  $85.00  $110.00 $135.00
Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference  $125.00  $150.00  $175.00
 Daily Double (Both Programs)  $175.00  $215.00  $260.00

Need a Place to Stay?
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus is the headquarters hotel for both events. Click here to reserve a room.

Interested in Sponsorship & Display Opportunities?
Three levels of sponsorships are available for the Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference: Ash, Oak & Walnut. Sponsorships fees include a display table and one to three conference registrations.

Got Questions?
Contact Rich Christianson, Conference Director, richc.illinoisurbanwood@gmail.com; phone 773-822-6750.



Registration Opens for Unique Urban Wood Event

ILWUT_LogoMake plans and register now to attend the inaugural Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference, Friday, March 18 at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL.

The full-day event is being organized by the Illinois Wood Utilization Team. It will include more than a dozen informative presentations, a live portable sawmill demonstration, tabletop displays and plentiful networking opportunities.

The Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference will bring together public and private land managers, arborists, architects and designers, sawyers, woodworkers and other entrepreneurs to share and learn next-step actions to participate in a market-driven urban wood economy. The unique conference will focus on industry best practices for everything from urban tree removal and milling through wood manufacturing and marketing the local appeal of urban wood products.

Confirmed presentations include case studies of urban wood initiatives taking place in Chicago; Ann Arbor, MI; and Milwaukee, WI. Representatives of each of these urban centers will detail how urban trees are being diverted from landfills in favor of being converted into lumber and value-added wood products.

Prof. Dan Cassens of Purdue University’s Forestry Department, one of the nation’s foremost experts on hardwood lumber, will discuss market opportunities and strategies for promoting urban wood products. Cassens, who also runs a sawmill business, will conduct live portable sawmill demonstrations during the conference.

A networking reception featuring tabletop displays by businesses and organizations participating in the urban wood movement will immediately follow the full day of presentations.

Learn More and Register
To learn more about attending the conference or sponsorship and display opportunities, visit illinoisurbanwood.org.

Additional information is also available by contacting Rich Christianson, conference director, at 773-822-6750 or richc.illinoisurbanwood@gmail.com.

Register Now!