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Urban wood conference scheduled in Illinois

The unique opportunities and benefits of developing and sustaining an urban wood marketplace will be thoroughly explored at “Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle,” a conference and table top exhibition scheduled for March 18, 2016 at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Ill.

The event is being organized by the Illinois Wood Utilization Team, a broad-based group dedicated to promoting the harvest and best use of wood cultivated from urban and community trees. Wood Utilization Team members include representatives of state and municipal government agencies, arborists, land managers, sawyers, lumber distributors, architects, designers, woodworkers, green builders and academia.

The conference will focus on industry best practices for urban tree removal and milling through wood product manufacturing and marketing.

“There are so many stakeholders – from arborists who must fell trees and industries who make wood products to consumers who find the story of urban compelling. The aim of our conference is to link these key players in the supply chain to spark an innovative, sustainable urban wood products industry in our region,” Illinois Wood Utilization Team chairman Edith Makra said in a statement.

For more, visit www.illinoisurbanwood.org.

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