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Past Event

Sustainable Local Wood Webinar Series: Woods to Home

Feb. 24, 2021, 2 - 3:30 pm
New England Forestry Foundation

Learn about the process of building a home with locally harvested lumber and the benefits of using local wood products.

Join us for a session on building a home with locally sourced wood products, featuring discussions with Massachusetts Woodlands Institute (MWI) Board Chair Brian Donahue, MWI Board Member David Bowman, and Nicole St. Clair Knobloch, Principal at Oliphant, a firm focused on mitigating climate change and protecting biodiversity, in part by encouraging the use of climate-friendly, renewable building materials.

Wood is a strong, durable, carbon-sequestering product that comes from our local forested lands. Producing this abundant, renewable resource can benefit woodland landowners, wildlife, and our local economy. Participants will hear about the process and journey of building a timber-framed home with locally harvested lumber, the benefits of using local wood products, and then how new technology in cross-laminated timber construction is changing and expanding the way we think of building with wood. The discussion will also explore the ripple effect of good forest management and how we can create resilient forests, a strong forest-based economy, and long-lasting homes and buildings made from local wood products.

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