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June 29 2012
||Urban Wood Utilization Workshop II
||777 North Capitol St. NE
Urban Wood Utilization Workshop II
Presentations by Pioneers and Practitioners
Online Registration Required
Approved for 4.5 ISA CEU's
Hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service Wood Education Resource Center (WERC)
The urban forests in the metropolitan region produce a great quantity of wood from tree removals, storms and routine tree maintenance.
Previously, this material has been chipped for mulch at best. This forum will focus on the outcomes of the Washington Metropolitan Wood Recovery & Utilization Project and feature others working in the field developing technologies and programs to put urban timber to good use. A final agenda will be posted below to COGs Green Infrastructure Committee Web Page.
Washington Metropolitan Urban Wood Utilization Workshop
Presentations by Pioneers and Practitioners in the Field
Hosted by COGs Community Forestry Network (CFN)
Sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
U.S. Forest Service and the USFS Wood Education Research Center
Friday, June 29th 2012
Approved for 4.75 MAC-ISA CEUs
10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
COG 1st Floor Training Center
Lunch provided for all registered attendees
10:00 - Call to order - Brian LeCouteur - COG / Todd Bolton, CFN Chair
10:10 - Al Steele U.S. Forest Service (WERC) - Mr. Steele works with the Wood Education and Resource Center for the U.S. Forest Service. He will discuss examples of successful demonstration projects and efforts by the Forest Service to encourage better utilization of urban wastes through partnerships with state/local governments, the private sector, NGO's and others.
10:30 - Building a Sustainable Municipal Tree Utilization Program - Stephen Bratkovich Dovetail Partners, Inc. A successful municipal tree utilization program is more than a single energetic business person turning urban trees into value-added products. A host of key ingredients or success factors must be present for the utilization program to be sustainable in the long-term. This presentation will highlight the key steps to success that are important to municipalities, private and public arborists, entrepreneurs, government officials and others.
11:15 - Community Woodlands Alliance, National Capital Demonstration Project:
Urban Waste Wood Recovery and Utilization
Chris Holmgren Seneca Creek Joinery / Brian LeCouteur COG
USFS WERC funded an urban timber utilization project in 2007 with Seneca Creek Joinery and COG as partners. Chris and Brian will provide highlights of the projects milestones and achievements through this five year experiment to establish and sustain an urban timber utilization project in the National Capital Region.
12:00 - Dr. Monica Lear DC Urban Forestry Administration Dr. Lear will present some of the Districts efforts to manage "waste wood" and highlight success stories in managing urban timber. She will also present some of the difficulties in finding land for woody debris management in a highly competitive real estate market amid legal issues and zoning concerns.
1:15 - Brian Knox Urban Hardwood Value Improvement Project
The Hardwood Value Improvement Project (HVIP) is a training program that integrates field, classroom and computer simulation techniques, developed by Dr. The goal of HVIP is to increase the value and quality of hardwood logs in the eastern hardwood region by improving the log bucking skills of loggers and yard workers. The HVIP training program was funded by U.S. Forest Service's Wood Education Resource Center.
1:45 - Dan Rider MDNR Forest Service Forest Products Utilization & Marketing
Mr. Rider will briefly discuss several recent, current, and future projects of the Maryland Forest Service enhancing forest stewardship and improving wood utilization. He will discuss the marketing challenges of portable sawmills, the success and failure of the Working Woodlot Initiative, wood-to-energy opportunities, and the promises (and challenges) of green labeling wood products.
2:15 Panel Discussion:
Chris Holmgren Seneca Creek Joinery / Community Woodlands Alliance
John Ackerly Alliance for Green Heat: A nonprofit organization that develops programs and initiatives to facilitate using urban, suburban and small town wood waste for energy production and heating to serve low-income residents.
Stephen Bratkovich Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Marcus Simms - Treincarnation - uses only 'salvage' logs to honor and value the trees while creating beautiful pieces custom designed for my clients. The logs salvaged died a natural death in the forest, were blown over in a storm or struck by lightning.
Don Outen Baltimore County: Baltimore County is working with federal and State agencies and consultants to evaluate the potential to use urban waste wood from tree trimming operations for heating, cooling, and providing energy for County buildings.
3:15 Economics of Starting a Wood Recovery Business Phillip Gottwals ACDS, LLC
ACDS works with industry, communities and economic development agencies to create innovative support and development programs for resource-based industry sectors in agriculture, forestry, seafood and mining.
3:45 Workshop Summary - Brian LeCouteur - COG
4:00 - Future Activities / Adjourn
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