Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary No. 70, 2010

The SmallWood 2010 national conference held April 20-22, 2010 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, provided state-of-the-art information on small-diameter and woody biomass utilization.

The SmallWood 2010 conference held April 20-22, 2010 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA and co-sponsored by IUFRO Division 5 addressed potential utilization options for small-diameter and underutilized trees. Enormous quantities of woody biomass are generated today from forestry businesses, fuel reduction and landscape restoration projects, forest thinning operations, insect infestations, and natural disasters such as hurricanes. These issues drive the need to create solutions for using low-value waste wood. New for SmallWood 2010 was a focus on timber bridges and potential opportunities for using small-diameter material in bridge applications. An evening session was dedicated to networking.


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SmallWood 2010: Bridges, Business, and Biomass

By Chris Risbrudt, Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Division 5

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