The Urban Wood Network’s “How to Do Urban Wood” Webinar Series
The Urban Wood Network presents the “How to do Urban Wood” webinar series, a series of webinars during which experts in the urban wood field will share how they’ve successfully utilized urban wood. Urban wood enthusiasts from every link in the urban wood supply chain will gain a better understanding of how others in every link of the supply chain have successfully been involved in utilizing urban through their own ingenuity and through networking with others in the urban wood community.
The Urban Wood Network invites municipalities, arborists, sawyers, woodworkers and all others interested in helping advance the urban wood movement to participate in one or all of these 90-minute webinars.
Webinar #1: Urban Tree Removals – Reducing Costs and Promoting Utilization – July 25 1:00 EST
Webinar #2: Urban Lumber – How to Produce and Market It August 29, 2018 1:00 EST
Urban wood is a legitimate source of lumber products. Lumber made from urban wood has unique and valuable attributes but urban logs can be difficult to process and saw. This webinar will discuss examples of: log sources, sawing methods for producing urban lumber, lumber drying techniques and marketing strategies.
Participants will learn:
- Sourcing logs
- Guidelines for grading urban lumber
- Air drying and kiln drying techniques
- Urban wood lumber branding opportunities
- How to identify markets for urban wood lumber
- Who to contact for assistance
- How to partner with an urban wood network to achieve their goals
Webinar #3: Producing Urban Wood Products – What, How and Where September 26, 2018 1:00 EST
Consumers from all over the country are joining the urban wood movement and are buying urban wood products in all shapes and sizes, from cutting boards to fine furniture to architectural lumber. This webinar will discuss examples: of urban wood products, urban lumber sourcing, and examples of local/ regional/national markets.
Webinar #4: Starting a State Urban Wood Network October 25, 2018 1:00 EST
The Urban Wood Network was founded in 2017 by individuals and entities who have been dedicated to building urban wood businesses since the early 2000s. We’ve learned that the only way to have a substantial impact, to truly establish full circle urban forestry management, is to work cooperatively from municipality/arborist to value-added manufacturer on a local level. A cohesive supply chain is the only way to get the highest product from these trees. Now, we want to use our collective experiences to assist businesses and others to join this developing industry. This webinar will give an overview of the urban wood movement, provide examples of: different state/regional networks, potential funding options, different organizational structures, and how you can start your own state network.