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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
The USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) identifies and conducts innovative wood and fiber utilization research that contributes to conservation and productivity of the forest resource, thereby sustaining forests, the economy, and quality of life. FPL uses science and technology to promote healthy forests and forest-based economies, and is recognized around the world as a source of unbiased information about wood science and use.
Founded in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1910, the Forest Products Laboratory celebrated 100 years of research and public service in June 2010. Also in June 2010, FPL opened a new combined research facility, allowing for maximum collaboration between scientists and with outside partners. The 87,000 square foot Centennial Research Facility houses state-of-the-art equipment that allows scientists to perform full-scale testing of wood-framed buildings, formulate environmentally friendly wood preservatives, develop composite products in a manufacturing-friendly space, and test the durability of wood products with a one-of-a-kind weathering chamber.
FPL Research Emphasis Areas
Why membership in IUFRO is important to FPL
Membership in IUFRO is important to FPL for the following reasons, among others:
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