Sustainable Forestry: Harvest and Mill Your Own Lumber

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For those considering harvesting logs for lumber on a small scale, building with materials from their own woodlot, or purchasing a sawmill, this course will provide an overview of methods and options for small scale sustainable harvesting and wood production. The bulk of the course will be live demonstrations with emphasis on the variety of considerations at every step of the process. Methods of felling, skidding, and sawmilling will be presented. Discussions will include everything from woodlot assessment and management to building with fresh cut green lumber.

Category

Building Systems Design and Building Science

Competency

All levels

Credits

  • Sterling College: 1 Continuing Education Unit ($130 additional)