Virginia Urban Wood Group

Virginia Urban Wood Group

Welcome to the Virginia Urban Wood Group where we envision:

"A future where the economic value of the timber after the tree eventually dies, is just as important as the many benefits it gives the community while living."

- Damon Barron, Treecycle America

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Vision Statement

We envision a future where every tree has a use at the end of its life—a level of use that honors its existence.

Financial support for the Virginia Urban Wood project comes from: US Forest Service, Southern Region; Trees Virginia and the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Mission & Purpose

  • To address the management needs and improve the marketing opportunities for wood products from small acreage forests, interface forests, and urban forests through outreach, education, and workforce development.
  • To foster awareness, knowledge, and skills among homeowners, small acreage owners, and natural resource professionals and entrepreneurs to increase the overall health, productivity, and utilization of these forests.
  • To facilitate best use practices of trees within urban and suburban areas by developing markets to support the recycling and utilization of these resources.

Latest News

Losses from Emerald Ash Borer Helping Clean Blacks Run

Learn about the new bioreactor the City of Harrisonburg is installing to help clean Blacks Run.

Tree to Table - Urban Wood Grants New Life to Old Lumber

Check out this recent article from the Harrisonburg Daily News Record: "Tree to Table - Urban Wood Grants New Life to Old Lumber."

‘Out of the Ashes’ Video Highlights Urban Wood Utilization

The City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation crews recently removed a large ash from the Harrisonburg Municipal Golf Course.  The wood has been used to build several tables for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. 

Instructional Videos

Forestry Fast Break: Renewable Resources

Forestry Fast Break: Urban Wood Usage

Grading Logs

Milling Logs

Directional Felling

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