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Urban wood roundtable

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Grove, Morgan ; Lehnen, Joe ; Repka, Marisa ; Carroll, Jeff ; Divine, Kari ; Paul, Scott ; Fernholz, Katie ; Freeman, Steve ; Fisher, Cherie ; Hines, Sarah ; Rodbell, Phil

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City Trees: Journal of the Society of Municipal Arborists


Wood products research and development at the USDA Forest Service is most concentrated at the venerable Forest Products Laboratory, based in Madison, Wisconsin. Urban wood use and market development is a unique area of study done in collaboration with city, state, and private partners in metropolitan areas across the United States. Urban trees are not removed for their wood value, but rather due to storm damage, safety, insects and disease, or other reasons. Yet, how the tree is removed impacts future options and potential value of the wood.


Grove, Morgan; Lehnen, Joe; Repka, Marisa; Carroll, Jeff; Divine, Kari; Paul, Scott; Fernholz, Katie; Freeman, Steve; Fisher, Cherie; Hines, Sarah; Rodbell, Phil. 2021. Urban wood roundtable. City Trees: Journal of the Society of Municipal Arborists. Sept./Oct. 2021. 14-18.

Last updated on: September 30, 2021