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Event: Urban Wood Seminar and Workshop To Reclaim KC’s Fallen Trees

December 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

An event of Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network
Sponsored by the Kansas Forest Service
Event Partners: Center for Architecture and Design, Missouri Department of Conservation and USGBC Central Plains Chapter

Tuesday, December 12
8:30 a..m. – 2:00 p.m.
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost | KCMO 64110
Cost: Free

Attendees are welcome to register for one or both of the following sessions:


Session 1 – Designing With Urban Wood: A Practical Guide To Telling a Story While Saving The Planet 
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Free | Breakfast included
For architects, designers, landscape architects, contractors, and furniture makers
Incorporating “urban” wood into a design project can help set your client apart from the crowd by telling a unique story
with ecological significance. At this event, learn more about what urban wood is, where to get it, how it can tell a powerful
story for your client, and how to successfully spec it into your next indoor or outdoor design project. Watch firsthand how
a tree goes from log to lumber with an on-site sawmill demonstration by the Kansas Forest Service.


Session 2 – Partnering For Efficiency: Creating an Effective Regional Urban Wood Supply System
10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Free | Lunch included
For local governments, sawyers, lumber distributors, conservation specialists and tree service companies.

Dwayne Sperber of Wudeward Urban Forest Products will discuss the advantages, critical components and challenges of
creating an urban wood network using his own experience from helping to develop the Wisconsin Urban Wood Network. We’ll
take a closer look at how area municipalities currently process their urban wood, and breakout sessions will address what an
effective local urban network might look like for Kansas City.


This event is worth 1.5 AIA HSW Credits. ISA CEUs pending.


December 12, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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