A Day in the Woods and Mills in Southern Maine
Architects, Engineers, & Designers: Have you wondered about the forestry behind Maine wood, how wood gets to market, and how to get it to your job site?
• Meet: Foresters, landowners, wood producers, colleagues and collaborators
• See: Active forestry, wood milling, inspiring examples of wood design
• Learn about: Sustainable forestry, supply networks, new specs for local wood in construction
• Build: Momentum for strengthening Maine’s brand for quality in forestry and wood products
• Earn: professional credits through AIA Maine
Local Wood WORKS invites you to participate in a professional workshop for design and engineering professionals focused on: growing Maine’s local wood economy; sustainable forestry practices; and forestland conservation.
You will visit:
• Chandler Brothers woodlands in New Gloucester, one of Maine’s premier growers of white pine, with foresters from Maine Woodland Owners.
• Maschino Lumber in New Gloucester, a saw mill specializing in hemlock, pine & oak boards, and beams.
• Hancock Lumber Mill in Casco, Maine’s largest exporter of white pine, with log procurement chief Jeff Hall
• Freeport Woodworking in Freeport, a millwork shop owned by Peter Taggart, a pioneer in green building
• Friends School of Portland, in Cumberland, a passivHaus design with extensive use of pine paneling milled from site
Spend the day with:
• Local Wood WORKS staff and advisors; Lloyd Irland, expert on wood markets, of The Irland Group, Ken Laustsen, retired Maine Forest Service Biometrician;
Lee Burnett, Local Wood WORKS Project Director; and Theresa Kerchner, Kennebec Land Trust, Executive Director.
Cost per participant includes transportation and lunch.
$100, Registration limited to 20 participants.
Bus departs from Portland at 7:30 a.m Thursday, November 8, and returns at 5:00 p.m.
For more information or to enroll please contact:
Kennebec Land Trust 207-377-2848 or KBrewer@tklt.org
Photo: Friends School of Portland in Cumberland, David Curtis.