UWN Nebraska Chapter Welcome!
The Nebraska Chapter has now launched and is looking forward to working with the national network and fellow chapters to share resources and strategies that will propel the urban wood economy from coast to coast.
Our chapter aims to leverage the power of sustainable, fair, and modern consumption standards to create an industry that is unique to our local economy and landscape.
With advancement of an MOU with the Urban Wood Network, the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) and Carson+Co Global (CCG), are excited to formalize efforts that have been under way for several years to establish a thriving urban wood industry in Nebraska. Like many areas, Nebraska’s urban wood utilization gained momentum with the expansion of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. We recognized that communities must be able to effectively and sustainably manage the influx of urban wood generated from felled or removed ash trees in addition to other urban trees when they must be removed. During November 2018 Urban Wood Workshops – co-hosted by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation, NFS, and CCG – we heard loud and clear attendees’ call for the formation of a state urban wood network to foster a statewide vision alongside the national network through which urban wood utilization could be coordinated. NFS and CCG are honored to collaborate alongside dedicated, strategic partners in Nebraska to answer that call and bolster the holistic management of Nebraska’s urban trees, where every part of the tree is put to its highest, best use.
Development of the Urban Wood Network Nebraska Chapter strengthens our ability to connect members throughout the supply chain and make resources for urban wood utilization more readily available to ultimately reduce urban wood waste. We appreciate the opportunity to join the Urban Wood Network where our collective energies can be channeled for even greater, long-lasting impact.