Join us for an inspiring virtual immersion into the wild world of our remarkable forests. In this webinar recording you’ll learn about:
- The unique and surprising traits and needs of important native tree species—including the roles they play in the forests’ ecology;
- The distinctive characteristics of the wood that comes from these trees and the roles each play in our daily lives;
- The impact your tree and wood-related choices have—and can have—on forests, near and far; and
- Ways that you can strengthen your connections to local forests and have a positive impact on them
Speakers Michael Ahr (West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District) and Peter Hayes (Hyla Woods and Build Local Alliance) will be your virtual forest guides.
The Build Local Alliance presents A Good Wood Celebration – stories of local wood from the Pacific Northwest, grown, crafted and placed. Hear inspiring stories through the eyes of a local woodland owner, a sawmill owner, a furniture maker, and an architect from a design-build firm. Each has their own answer to the question, “What is Good Wood to you?”
Our panel of speakers includes –
- Ben Deumling – Zena Forest Products
- David Maeley – Milwaukie Hardwoods, Urban Trees to Lumber
- Ken Vetterick – Ken Vetterick Woodworking, Fine Furniture
- Ben Hayes – Hyla Huts, From Forest to Frame
- Nathan Dinihanian – Dinihanian Furniture
- Laura Squillace – Green Hammer Design-Build
The Build Local Alliance Good Wood Statement
Whether you are a forester, consumer, or somewhere in between, we believe it is important to consider what Good Wood means to you. We believe that the decision of what is “responsibly grown” wood is best made by the informed individual and respectfully explored through constructive discussion.
The values outlined below are considerations we believe are critically important when considering what Good Wood means to you and your community.