With 214 registrants, The Urban Wood Movement: Expanding from Coast to Coast” proved to be the most requested webinar presented during IWF Connect, Oct. 26-30, 2020.
The webinar was presented and sponsored by the Urban Wood Network (UWN), which produces a monthly webinar series. The Georgia Forestry Commission also sponsored the session through funding from the U.S. Forest Service.
Rich Christianson, editor and publisher of Illinois Urban Wood. organized and hosted the special program.
Featured presenters included:
— Jennifer Alger, CEO of Far West Forest Products based in Sheridan, CA. Far West is a family-owned logging and sawmilling business that actively promotes the use of local native species and underutilized logs including reclaimed urban wood.
— Carmen Rodriguez, co-owner and chief marketing officer of Eutree based in Villa Rica, GA. Eutree is a boutique lumber mill that partners with local tree services to repurpose trees removed the Atlanta area for lumber, flooring, slabs and more.
— Dwayne Sperber, owner of Wudeward Urban Forest Products based in Milwaukee, WI. Wudeward exclusively sources Wisconsin Urban Wood in working with architects, interior designers, builders, homeowners, developers, manufacturers and furniture makers nationwide.