Timbergreen Full Cycle Wood Tour

Tree Harvesting

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Did you know there is flooring, furniture, dishware and jobs growing in your tree?

Jim Birkemeier of Timbergreen Farm can show you how the trees growing in our neighborhood and throughout Madison will be part of our sustainable future by providing the things we need and use every day.

Sustainable Atwood invites you on a field trip to Timbergreen Farm to see firsthand how this small-scale forest and family owned business makes high-value products and creates jobs with beautiful woods harvested solely from “dead” cherry, walnut, oak and other trees.

Birkemeiers motto is “keep it simple and sustainable.” Well tour Timbergreens 200-acre woodland, complete with logging equipment, three sawmills, solar heated lumber dry kilns, woodworking shop, laser engraving/cutting workshop and their downtown Spring Green retail store full of unique handmade wood items. Birkemeier travels internationally to speak about sustainable forestry, and has recently received the “2012 Wisconsin Small Family Business of the Year” award.

Timbergreen Farm tour

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Friday, July 20

10:00 am: Depart from 2018 Helena St., Madison  WI 53704

11:00 am: Arrive at Timbergreen Farm, S 11478 Soeldner Road, Spring Green. Tour includes a break for lunch. Bring a sack lunch. No food available for purchase at the farm.

1:30 pm: Depart Timbergreen Farm

2:30-3:00 pm: Arrive Madison at 2018 Helena St.

Join us: Free tour. RSVP for carpooling. Non-driving carpoolers bring gas money ~ $5. Bring a sack lunch. Requires ability to walk on rough trails.

Contact twink@sustainableatwood.org