Wood from the City: Growing Urban Trees for Lumber

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Wood from the City: Growing Urban Trees for Lumber

Wood from the City: Growing Urban Trees for Lumber

April 5, 2017
6 pm to 8 pm
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For this event, the $5 admission is an optional donation. We encourage you to attend and share with your friends!

Please join our Going Global Meetup and PDX Green Drinks, as we welcome urban lumber advocate David Barmon!

Every year across the U.S., billions of dollars of potential wood from urban trees is destroyed as firewood and mulch. David will talk about the burgeoning movement to save beautiful wood from our cities and his vision for the future: creating a holistic urban forestry system that gives landowners incentives to plant more trees while growing high quality lumber right in the city. David has worked closely on the Clackamas County Urban Lumber pilot project, a feasibility study funded through the State of Oregon. The goal of the pilot is to design a system to plant and enroll trees into a data-base so the wood can be harvested in the future.

Urban trees provide shade, stormwater mitigation, public health benefits and yes-lumber!

About our speaker:

David Barmon is co-owner of Epilogue LLC, a company that mills urban trees into lumber with a showroom at Sustainable NW Wood. For the last decade David has co-owned Fiddlehead LLC, a landscape construction company focusing on rain gardens, native/edible plants, and high quality outdoor construction.

Helpful links about the speaker and topic:

Sustainable NW Wood Urban Lumber Showroom:
http://www.snwwood.com/Northwest-Hardwoods/Epilogue-Live-Edge-Slabs

What is Urban Lumber? (Urban lumber demo/video we did in Pioneer Square a few years ago)=
http://youtu.be/piF1UYx4Xwg

David Barmon Urban Lumber TEDx
http://youtu.be/ju8mMQXA2d4

www.facebook.com/urbanlumbercommunity (This is an urban lumber Facebook page David Barmon created and manages, with over 5,000 followers now)

OPB story about the urban lumber pilot in Clackamas County
http://www.opb.org/news/article/advocates-push-for-growing-urban-trees-for-lumber/

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