Calendar of Events: Many Shapes and Sizes: A Tour of “Good Wood” Management and Products

Event Date: Aug 12, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the Build Local Alliance, Forests Forever, Inc., and OSU Extension for an
exploration of “Good Wood” Management and Products from local forests.
The Build Local Alliance (BLA) seeks to improve the vitality of local forests
and related human communities by connecting local, responsibly grown and
processed wood with local projects. The BLA is comprised of forest owners
and millwrights, retailers and distributers, designers and architects, crafts- men and builders, developers and homeowners, and other individuals who
are interested in developing our local economy through sustainable forestry.
Forest Forever, Inc. (FFI) promotes science-based education to enhance un- derstanding of, and appreciation for the complexities and benefits of wood- land management. FFI operates Hopkins Demonstration Forest as an accessi- ble example of sustainable forestry.
Mutual interests of BLA, FFI, and OSU Extension include:
• Sustainable management of local forests
• Forest-related enterprises that add value to the local economy
• Alternative markets for a wide range of wood products
• Improved returns for small scale harvest operations
• Connecting people and enterprises, from forest to finished product
• Improved connections between urban consumers and rural producers
• Improved awareness and understanding of sustainable forestry in Oregon
9:30 am: Welcome, coffee, fruit, and pastries. Introductions, mutual
goals of Build Local Alliance, Forests Forever, Inc., and OSU Extension
Forestry and Natural Resources. Introduction to Hopkins Demonstration
Forest & plan for the day.
10:00 am: Hopkins Forest tour – visit selected forest types representing
the diversity of forests sustained by woodland owners:
1) older Douglas-fir/cedar forest managed selectively
2) bigleaf maple/mixed hardwood forest, and
3) thinned and pruned Douglas-fir
The tour will highlight:
• Different species and qualities of trees and the range of options for
marketing the “Good Wood” in them
• How trees are chosen for harvest to meet forest management
(silvicultural) objectives
• Costs and benefits for different types and scales of harvest operations
depending on the market pathway for the wood
12:00 pm: Lunch in Everett Hall (provided)
12:45 pm: Sawmill and Woodshed – we will illustrate and discuss different
sawing methods to recover different types of lumber. Where can the wood
go and how does the mill dispose of the whole range of
products to make ends meet? Samples will be shown of basic products with
discussion of options for wood marketing and manufacturing pathways:
• Standard dimensional lumber • Veneer panels
• Higher grade lumber, timbers, beams, quarter sawn • Flooring
• Cabinet grade lumber • Millwork
• Musical instrument wood • Artisan wood
2:00 pm: Everett Hall – Discussion: “The many shapes and sizes of Good Wood”: A panel discussion of
opportunities and challenges for enhancing local wood connections from forest to end-user.
Registration: The cost is $15. Registration is required. To register BLA will provide eventbrite online registration -
coming soon. Questions? Call 503-655-8631 or email

Hopkins Demonstration Forest
16750 S. Brockway Rd
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Contact Person: Jean Bremer

Phone: 503-655-8631

Contact E-Mail:

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