Urbanwood Project Featured at Society of Municipal Arborists Conference
September 28, 2011
Stories about Michigan's Urbanwood Project and other innovative urban wood programs were shared during the Society of Municipal Arborists International Urban Forestry Conference in Milwaukee, WI, on September 27, 2011. Jessica Simons, a longtime partner with the Urbanwood Project, encouraged the event's participants to learn more the wood resources generated by urban forestry activities, to build partnerships with local industries, and to be creative in thinking about how the wood from removed trees could benefit their local communities. Learn more by viewing the whole presentation.
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The Urbanwood Project is a cooperative partnership between the Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council, Recycle Ann Arbor, Genesee Conservation District, the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, and several local businesses. This program is supported by grants from USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center. Additional technical support is provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Urbanwood Project is an equal opportunity employer and provider.