9/17 - Logs to Lumber - Port Angeles, WA
Sep 17, 2011
from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
|Where||Port Angeles, WA|
|Contact Name||Kirk Hanson|
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A workshop and field tour on sustainable forestry, low-impact logging and small-scale lumber manufacturing.
Many small woodland owners are interested in managing their forests for the production of logs and lumber. Through long-term forest management planning, low impact timber harvesting methods and silvicultural strategies such as individual tree selection and variable density thinning, forest owners can manage timber stands that are increasingly ecologically diverse and can sustainably yield a diversity of timber products.Forest owners also have many options for adding value to their own timber. Through on-site portable milling or networking with local small mills and manufacturers, forest owners can capture more value from their timber than by simply selling to large industrial mills.
This seminar and part field tour will introduce forest owners to basic sustainable forest management strategies, low-impact logging techniques and the logistics of value-added manufacturing. Seasoned professionals in the fields of small woodland management and wood manufacturing will cover a broad range of topics and help forest owners determine what steps they can do themselves and when they should hire out.