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Maine Wood + Sustainability Tour

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?

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• 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.

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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

Photo: Friends School of Portland in Cumberland, David Curtis.