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Woods to Home. #2 in the Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live webinar series

February 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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February 24, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

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.

About the full webinar series:

Massachusetts Woodlands Institute, New England Forestry Foundation and Northern Woodlands present the Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live webinar series. Join us as we explore examples of how to grow, build, and live with beautiful and sustainable local wood products at different scales—from furniture to homes to institutional buildings. We will hear from presenters about their experiences working with local and regional wood, what role the material and forestry can play in a sustainable economy, and new technologies and applications for wood products that can help mitigate global climate change and spur innovation.

Three 90-minute webinars will explore these themes through conversations between the presenters and staff leaders at Massachusetts Woodlands Institute and NEFF. We hope you will join us in these engaging discussions on the beauty and benefits of this local resource for communities across Massachusetts and New England.


February 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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