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Creating Guilt Free Wood and Lumber Products
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USFSUrbanWebinarNotice_Dec2019   This webinar is open to all. We are seeking 1.25 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture. Check our website for updates and to watch recordings of previous webinars. Contact the Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team at SM.FS.urban@usda.gov with questions, feedback, requests for special accommodations, or speaker suggestions. To receive future…

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Atmospheric Carbon and Carbon Storage in Urban Wood Products

Click on the link below for this Presentation Based on Two Research Projects Conducted by Sam Sherrill and Steve Bratkovich in 2011 and 2018. Atmospheric Carbon and Carbon Storage in Urban Wood Products

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Urban Lumber Winters Makers Market Dec 7th 2019

winter makers market Come support local makers making wooden gifts and furniture out of Urban Salvaged and Reclaimed woods at that Winter Makers Market in Anaheim.  You’ll also get to see a Wood-Mizer LT70 Super fully hydraulic sawmill in action turning salvaged urban city trees into beautiful lumber and slabs. and you’ll be able to…

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Standards for Certification and Chain of Custody for Urban, Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods

Standards for Certification and Chain of Custody for Urban, Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods Urban wood professionals have been talking for years about setting Standards for all of North America for Urban Lumber so that we’re all on the same page with processes and nomenclature.  We’ve discussed certification, and even considered and made efforts towards having…

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Urban Wood – Featuring: The Emerging Economy of Urban Wood

Every year in our cities and towns, thousands upon thousands of trees and the billions of board feet they contain are thrown away as garbage. What isn’t dumped in landfills is buried on construction sites, ground up for mulch, or cut for firewood.

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The Lifecycle of an Urban Tree

When you need a tree removed from your property select a tree service or arborist who works closely with a sawmill owner to ensure that your trees are put to their highest use.

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Sacramento’s Java City Camphor Lives On

In 1886, 9 year old George H.P. Lichthardt planted a camphor tree on the corner of what is now 18th and Capitol Ave in Midtown Sacramento.

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Salvaging Urban Timber in the Far West

“We know there is still a lot of wood being wasted, what can we do to change that?” Through my role with Wood-Mizer, I have organized and assisted with many urban forestry initiatives, conferences, and seminars to try and find a solution to this waste.

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