Our neighborhood is part of the national movement to save valuable wood from the waste stream. We want to show and tell you how our neighborhood’s trees are part of a sustainable LOCAL forest economy.
“Urban wood” is wood from trees NOT harvested for their timber value–public and private trees removed because of damage, disease or circumstance. Urban wood is used by conscientious woodworkers, artists, architects and craftspersons. Urban wood is provided by local arborists and sawyers whose trained eyes can determine a tree’s potential for use.
At the Atwood Urban Forest Fest:
- See live milling demonstrations–A neighborhood tree will be milled by Gere Tree Care into usable wood just blocks from where the tree, sadly, had to come down at Big Oak Childcare. The wood will return to Big Oak for multiple uses.
- See beautiful furniture made by local, prominent woodworkers (see one here and here) and many other wood products made by knowledgeable local craftspersons.
- See an AMAZING urban wood BICYCLE made by Jordan Henkel from the Madison College Woodworking program.
- Talk to tree experts, get information out about the emerald ash borer and other forest threats.
- Dedicate Madison’s first Little Free Urban Forest Library (being installed at Trinity Lutheran) designed and built by local artists and an expert woodworker.
Bring your children, friends and neighbors
We hope to see you there!
June 22, 2013
10 am – 2 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot across from the Mermaid Cafe
1904 Winnebago Street, Madison WI 53704
Twink Jan-McMahon, Exec. Director
p: 608-886-3379 call/text