The first installment of the four-part Urban Wood Toolkit. Start with a Plan – A Guide to Creating an Urban Wood Utilization Plan. is available on demand. The series is presented by the Urban Wood Network.
Urban wood utilization and marketing is increasingly recognized as a component of quality urban forest management programs. The use of wood from urban and community tree care residues is an effective way to reduce municipal forestry costs and waste, promote stronger linkages with the forest products industry, and produce new economic opportunities. For many, developing a community wood utilization plan may seem like a complicated burden, especially when disposal of wood residues via landfill is viewed as affordable and efficient. However, finding value-added uses for wood generated through urban forestry practices can be a pragmatic way to provide benefits to your community.
The Urban Wood Toolkit was created to walk users through necessary components of building an urban wood use plan and establishing wood utilization efforts within a community. The Toolkit is designed to be used by municipal foresters, city managers, community volunteers or students and to arm them with information needed to advance their wood utilization plan.
Upcoming Urban Wood Toolkit Webinars
Webinar #2: From Leaders to Neighbors – Gaining Support for Urban Wood – August 28th 1:00 PM EST
Webinar #3: Strategies and Wood Handling Approaches for Various Urban Wood Products – TBD
Webinar #4: The Key to Establishing Mutually Beneficial Wood Industry Partnership – TBD