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The following media coverage, whitepapers, and other resources are a selected bibliography of some of the articles currently available online.

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Television Segments

Wood From the Hood
Twin Cities Live
August 9 2010
http://twincitieslive.com/article/stories/s1689316.shtml?cat=11215

Urban Timber
Cincinnati Public Television
June 1, 2010
http://www.cetconnect.org/VideoPlayer.aspx?vid=4905

Up from Ashes: The Making of the Traverwood Branch Library
Michigan Public Television (October 2009)
http://www.aadl.org/upfromashes

Bats, Not Ashes
The Today Show – NBC (May 2008)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/24595497#24595497


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News Articles

Going Against the Grain
M – Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine (April 2011 – Page 24)
http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=65685

Trade Names: CitiWood Urban Forest Products
Richmond Times-Dispatch (December 06, 2010)
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/business/2010/dec/06/name06-ar-696667/

Harvesting the 'urban forest'
Star Tribune (June 8, 2010)
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/95867184.html

Community Projects: Traverwood Branch Library - Ann Arbor, Mich. / Inform Studio
Architect: The magazine of the American Institute of Architects (October 6, 2009)
http://www.architectmagazine.com/community-projects/traverwood-branch-library.aspx

Urbanwood finds creative uses for Ann Arbor’s felled trees
Ann Arbor Business Review (on Mlive.com) (January 08, 2009)
http://www.mlive.com/businessreview/annarbor/index.ssf/2009/01/urbanwood_finds_creative_uses.html

The Giving Trees: Give a Little ... Get a Library
Topanga Messenger Online: Santa Monica Mountains News and Arts Publication (October 2008)
http://www.topangamessenger.com/archives/Articles.asp?SectionID=1&ArticleID=3292

Rising from the ashes: An Illinois furniture exhibition displays pieces made from ash trees killed by an invasive beetle.
Plenty (June 2008)
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/stories/rising-from-the-ashes

Akron trading cleared-away trees for cash
Beacon Journal (on Ohio.com) (Apr 01, 2008)
http://www.ohio.com/news/17196761.html

Home & Garden: Currents
The New York Times (February 28, 2008)
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/02/28/garden/0228-CURRENTS_3.html

Ash borers kill trees, but wood still has life
Chicago Tribune (May 27, 2007)
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-05-27/news/0705260720_1_ash-borer-ash-trees-baseball-bats

Don’t scrap that ash; Wood remains sound
Woodshop News (March 2007)
http://www.woodshopnews-digital.com/woodshopnews/200703/?pg=29

A Backyard Trunk Could Be Your Living Room's Treasure
The Washington Post (July 15, 2006)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/14/AR2006071400673.html

Entrepreneurs log the unwanted urban forest
The Christian Science Monitor  (December 21, 2005)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1221/p14s02-sten.html

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)
http://www.forestnet.com/timberwest/archives/Sept_Oct_04/urban_timber.htm


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Blog Entries 

Urban Wood Symposium, Part 2
Wood Magazine Wood Community (March 8, 2010)
http://community.woodmagazine.com/t5/Matt-Seiler/Urban-Wood-Symposium-Part-2/ba-p/26499

Urbanwood: A Better, Sustainable Option for Removed Trees
GreenovationTV (January 19, 2010)
http://www.greenovationtv.com/2010/01/harvesting-trees-from-cities/

Insect Infestation as Green Architecture Tool
TreeHugger.com (August 11, 2009)
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/insect-infestation-as-green-architecture-tool.php


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Useful links

Ash Utilization Options Project of Southeast Michigan

UrbanWood.org
http://urbanwood.org/
Southeast Michigan’s Reclaimed Wood Marketplace

Illinois Emerald Ash Borer Wood Utilization Team
http://illinoisurbanwood.org/

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.


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Reports

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
http://dovetailinc.org/files/DovetailUrban0108ig.pdf

Cesa, E., Lempicki, E., & Knotts, J. H. (2003 August). Recycling Municipal Trees: A Guide for
Marketing Sawlogs from Street Tree Removals in Municipalities.
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/tps/recycle/recycling_trees.pdf

Sherrill, Sam (2003) Harvesting Urban Timber: A Complete Guide
http://harvestingurbantimber.com/?page_id=6

Bratkovich, S. M. (2001 October). Utilizing Municipal Trees: Ideas from Across the Country.
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/misc/umt/


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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)
(http://www.isa-arbor.com/)


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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


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