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URBAN WOOD USE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT EXPLORED IN NEW PUBLICATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

URBAN WOOD USE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT EXPLORED IN NEW PUBLICATION 
Resource seeks to outline steps for development of a successful urban wood utilization program 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The volume of wood removed in urban settings each year is substantial, creating a costly bottleneck of material that is often destined for the landfill. This issue is exasperated by mortality due to tree disease and pest issues, development and construction, and damage caused by storms. This brochure illustrates how communities can convert urban waste wood from a liability to an asset. 

Topics discussed:

  • WHAT and WHY of urban wood use programs
  • Economic and environmental benefits of urban wood utilization
  • Steps and resources needed to establish a program
  • Market opportunities for urban wood materials

Please refer to the brochure guidance document to personalize the publication for your state-specific needs. 

Development of the publication was led by Andrew Pleninger from the North Carolina Urban & Community Forestry Program, with assistance from Dovetail Partners, and was funded in part through an Urban & Community Forestry Grant from the North Carolina Forest Service, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Region

About North Carolina Urban & Community Forestry Program.  

The North Carolina Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program is a US Forest Service funded program that works to enhance the level of urban forest management in North Carolina. The U&CF Program promotes the management of urban trees in communities across NC, providing technical, educational, and financial assistance.

About Dovetail Partners

Dovetail seeks to engage you in thoughtful, collaborative processes so that we can create an inspiring path forward and empower you to lead with confidence.  Dovetail seeks to accomplish that by providing authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental management, including consumption choices, land use decisions, and policy alternatives.

Dovetail is a highly skilled team that fosters sustainability and responsible behaviors through collaboration to develop unique concepts, systems, models, and programs. Dovetail excels at solving complex problems and helping responsible organizations succeed. We also help define programs that increase the job creation and the job quality of resource-based industries. Dovetail Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Learn more at: www.dovetailinc.org.


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