Read this month’s Illinois Urban Wood Update for more details about each of these webcasts and registration information.
The Fall Urban Wood Utilization webcast, hosted by the Wood Education and Resource Center, is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.
To participate as a guest, join the webcast by connecting to Adobe Connect web meeting and follow directions. For audio by phone, dial 888-844-9904; access code 7578516.
Focus: Current urban wood utilization activities
1:00 p.m. Introduction and Overview
– Ed Cesa, US Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
1:10 p.m. Update on International Society of Arboriculture’s BMPs for Urban Wood
– Eric Wiseman, VA Tech
1:20 p.m. Update on the Four State Bringing Urban Forestry Full Circle Project
– Don Peterson, Glacierland Resource Conservation & Development Council
1:40 p.m. VA Urban Wood Group Update
– Joe Lehnen, VA Department of Forestry
1:50 p.m. Firewood Processing Productivity Study Update
– Harry Watt, NCSU Wood Products Extension
2:00 p.m. The Urban Forest Resource – Building Supply Chains for the Future
– John Stephenson, Stephenson Tree Care
3:00 p,m. Final Comments and Date for Next Webcast
– Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 1:00 pm Eastern
The agenda for the biannual Urban Wood Webcast has been set. The webcast, which will feature updates of urban wood activities in the Midwest and other parts of the country, is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, April 11.
Focus: Recent urban wood utilization activities.
1:00 pm – Introduction and Overview
— Ed Cesa, US Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
1:10 p.m. – Introducing Urban Wood To Design Professionals and Update on the Four State Bringing Urban Forestry Full Circle Project
— Dwayne Sperber, Wudeward Urban Forest Products
Full Circle Project state updates:
– IL Update, Richard Christianson
– MI Update, Jessica Simons
– MO Update, Russell Hinnah
– WI Update, Sabina Dhungana
1:55 pm – DC Urban Wood Utilization Efforts
– Brian LeCouteur, DC Council of Governments
2:10 pm – Street Trees as a Source of Urban Timber in Washington, DC
– Alex Grieve, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech
2:40 pm – Firewood Processing Productivity Study Update and Upcoming Workshop
– Harry Watt, North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension
2:50 pm – VA Urban Wood Group Update
– Joe Lehnen, Virginia Department of Forestry
3:00 pm – Final comments and date for next webcast
Next Webcast: 1:00 pm Eastern, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The biannual program features presentations by urban wood representatives of urban wood networks in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. In addition to providing an update of urban wood activities in Illinois, Rich Christianson, communications director of the Illinois Wood Utilization Team, presented highlights of the successful urban wood seminar held at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta.
Eric Muecke of the North Carolina Urban Forest Council, provided an overview of the newly launched Southeast Urban Wood Exchange.
Highlights from the urban wood seminar at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) will be presented during an Oct. 11 webcast by the Wood Education and Resource Center.
Rich Christianson, communications director of the Illinois Wood Utilization Team, will lead the discussion about “Urban Wood Utilization: Making Products & Profits from Landscape Trees.” The seminar, organized by the Full Circle Urban Forest Network, was held Aug. 26 at IWF 2016, North America’s largest woodworking event.
The IWF presentation is one of nine updates on the docket for WERC’s Fall Urban Wood Utilization Webcast, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Here’s the full schedule of the webcast.
1:00 p.m. Introduction and Overview
Ed Cesa, U.S. Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center
1:10 p.m. Update on Urban Forest Products Standard
Bob Rouse, Tree Care Industry Association
1:25 p.m. Update on International Woodworking Fair Urban Wood Activities & Illinois Wood Utilization Team Activities
Rich Christianson, Illinois Wood Utilization Team
1:50 p.m. Example of Urban Wood Utilization in Charlotte, NC
Harry Watt, NCSU Wood Products Extension
2:15 p.m. Urban Wood Products Exchange and Urban Wood Usage Video
Eric Muecke, North Carolina State Forestry
2:25 p.m. Northern Virginia Urban Wood Utilization and Marketing Workshop
Joe Lehnen, Virginia Department of Forestry
2:35 p.m. Harrisburg, PA, Urban Wood Utilization Efforts
Ellen Roane, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry
2:45 p.m. Update on Wisconsin’s Urban Wood Utilization Activities
Sabina Dhungana, Wisconsin Division of Forestry
2:55 p.m. Update on MI Urban Wood Utilization
Jessica Simons, Southeast Michigan RC&D Council
3:00 p.m. Final comments and date for next webcast
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Attend the Oct. 11 webcast by following these instructions:
Connect to the Adobe Connect web meeting: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/
The webcast will be archived and available on demand at http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/eab.shtm.