WHAT: A gathering of urban forestry partners sharing ways to increase the repurposing of removed trees and wood waste.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30-9pm
WHERE: Eventide Brewing, 1015 Grant St., SE, Atlanta 30315
SCHEDULE: 6:30pm – Mobile mill demonstration
7:00pm – Urban wood overview
7:30pm – Refreshments
FEATURES: Urban forestry experts from GAA and GFC.
Joe & Laura Sisko, Atlanta Fine Woods (wood sourcing specialist)
Sims Acuff, Eutree (miller of reclaimed wood)
Mal McEwan, Georgia chainsaw artist
BACKGROUND: As trees age and face greater risk of pests and diseases, communities and homeowners have had to remove more large trees from the urban canopy. An estimated 200 million cubic yards of wood residue is produced annually in the Southeast, and most of the residue becomes chips or compost, or is dumped in landfills. Processing and transportation of large logs can be difficult and expensive. Awareness of wood waste issues is growing and the wood processing community and its customers are looking to this resource to help manage the urban canopy.
Merchandising urban wood to its highest and best use enables municipalities to:
* significantly reduce waste disposal costs.
* produce sustainable local lumber for municipal projects and for local craftsmen.
* reinforce the renewable and sustainable qualities of working forests.
* sequester carbon.
* build networks of producers and end users that preserve the value of the forest.
For more information about urban wood utilization, visit www.urbanwoodexchange.org..