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Title: Optimizing value-added small business opportunities for urban wood utilization

Source: Res. in Prog. FPL-RIP-4851-026. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s)Bergman, Richard ; Peterson, Don

Publication Year: 2020  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Most common practices in the United States treat residual wood from removed urban trees and wood products from deconstructed buildings as waste disposal concerns, to be dealt with as simply as possible. A more holistic approach to managing urban wood resources—from seed to sawdust—could capture their value in a more extensive range of higher-value end products that support local economies and potentially reduce removal and disposal expenses for communities, homeowners, and industry. In addition, a “full-circle” approach to urban forestry affords the opportunity to connect people with the urban forest’s entire natural life cycle and to expand their understanding of the benefits produced by responsible urban forest stewardship and wood recycling.

Keywords: Utilization; supply chain; networking; urban wood; products

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 687 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/19/2020
RITS Product ID: 97855
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Bergman, Richard
Research Forest Products Technologist

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