Wood From the Hood
Twin Cities Live
August 9 2010
Cincinnati Public Television
June 1, 2010
Up from Ashes: The Making of the Traverwood Branch Library
Michigan Public Television (October 2009)
Bats, Not Ashes
The Today Show – NBC (May 2008)
Going Against the Grain
M – Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine (April 2011 – Page 24)
Trade Names: CitiWood Urban Forest Products
Richmond Times-Dispatch (December 06, 2010)
Harvesting the 'urban forest'
Star Tribune (June 8, 2010)
Community Projects: Traverwood Branch Library - Ann Arbor, Mich. / Inform Studio
Architect: The magazine of the American Institute of Architects (October 6, 2009)
Urbanwood finds creative uses for Ann Arbor’s felled trees
Ann Arbor Business Review (on Mlive.com) (January 08, 2009)
The Giving Trees: Give a Little ... Get a Library
Topanga Messenger Online: Santa Monica Mountains News and Arts Publication (October 2008)
Rising from the ashes: An Illinois furniture exhibition displays pieces made from ash trees killed by an invasive beetle.
Plenty (June 2008)
Akron trading cleared-away trees for cash
Beacon Journal (on Ohio.com) (Apr 01, 2008)
Home & Garden: Currents
The New York Times (February 28, 2008)
Ash borers kill trees, but wood still has life
Chicago Tribune (May 27, 2007)
Don’t scrap that ash; Wood remains sound
Woodshop News (March 2007)
A Backyard Trunk Could Be Your Living Room's Treasure
The Washington Post (July 15, 2006)
Entrepreneurs log the unwanted urban forest
The Christian Science Monitor (December 21, 2005)
The Urban Timber Crusade: Pacific Coast Lumber is just one example of sawmill owners cashing in on waste wood
TimberWest: Journal of Logging and Sawmills (October, 2004)
Urban Wood Symposium, Part 2
Wood Magazine Wood Community (March 8, 2010)
Urbanwood: A Better, Sustainable Option for Removed Trees
GreenovationTV (January 19, 2010)
Insect Infestation as Green Architecture Tool
TreeHugger.com (August 11, 2009)
Southeast Michigan’s Reclaimed Wood Marketplace
Illinois Emerald Ash Borer Wood Utilization Team
Rising From Ashes: Furniture From Lost Trees
juried traveling fine furniture show featuring pieces made from Emerald Ash Board
Dovetail Partners, Inc.
A not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use, and policy alternatives.
Bratkovich, S., & Fernholz, K. (2010 30-June). Using Industrial Clusters to Build an Urban
Wood Utilization Program: A Twin Cities Case Study http://www.dovetailinc.org/files/UrbanWoodClustersFinalReport.pdf
Bratkovich, S., Bowyer, J., Fernholz, K., & Lindburg, A. (January 2008) Urban Tree
Utilization and Why it Matters
Cesa, E., Lempicki, E., & Knotts, J. H. (2003 August). Recycling Municipal Trees: A Guide for
Marketing Sawlogs from Street Tree Removals in Municipalities.
Sherrill, Sam (2003) Harvesting Urban Timber: A Complete Guide
Bratkovich, S. M. (2001 October). Utilizing Municipal Trees: Ideas from Across the Country.
Global Urban Forestry and Urban Wood Research and Initiatives
International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Unit 6.07, Urban Forestry (http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-6/60000/60700/)
European Forum on Urban Forestry (http://www.efuf.org/)
International Society of Arboriculture (with chapters or associate organizations in 27 countries)
Global Urban Expansion Population Growth
In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the human population, 3.3 billion people, lived in urban areas. By 2030, this is expected to reach almost 5 billion. By 2030, the towns and cities of the developing world will make up 81 per cent of urban humanity. (Source: UNFPA State of World Population, 2007, http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2007/english/introduction.html ).
The global urban expansion rate is estimated at 20,000 km2 per year (FAO 2006a, http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ag049e/AG049E03.htm ).
“Urban and national governments, together with civil society, and supported by international organizations, can take steps now that will make a huge difference for the social, economic and environmental living conditions of a majority of the world’s population.” - UNFPA State of World Population, 2007, Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth
“…Protecting the environment and managing ecosystem services in future urban expansion requires purposeful management of space in advance of needs.” - UNFPA State of World Population, 2007, Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth