New England Chapter ~ International Society of Arboriculture
Webinar: Urban Wood Network (Free)
Urbanwoodnetwork.org online, WI United States
This webinar will guide participants in strategies, resources and examples of how to gain organizational, community and industry support for an urban wood program. Urban Wood Toolkit co-author Margaret Miller will walk participants through Bulletins #2 and #5. Following Margaret’s introduction Dwayne Sperber, founding member of Wisconsin Urban Wood and Urban Forestry Council Member, will discuss his efforts to build support for urban wood in Waukesha County, Wisconsin as well as statewide through the Wisconsin Urban Wood network. Urban wood industry expert, Jim Wesp, will share his experiences in building a successful urban wood business by partnering with industry members from municipalities to urban wood buyers.
The Urban Wood Network presents the Urban Wood Toolkit Webinar. 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. The Urban Wood Network invites these and all urban wood advocates to participate in this 90-minute webinar.
Urban forests can be sustainably managed from ‘seed to sawdust’ by capturing valuable urban forest products from urban trees that need to be removed. This webinar will show different models of full circle urban forest stewardship that are used to reclaim urban forest products from those felled trees, and what strategies have been employed to support the reclamation of those urban forest products.