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JUL 2020 / No. 61

Residents of Ravenswood Manor, the northside Chicago home of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and ex-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are putting up a line of defense of the community’s ash trees against the deadly emerald ash borer.

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The Baltimore Wood Project and USDA Forest Service have collaborated on the newly released Urban Wood Workbook. The authors state that the workbook “is designed to be a practical reference for practitioners,” including municipal managers, tree care professionals, sawyers, woodworkers and other urban wood stakeholders.

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Nicholas Hamilton Holmes of Hamilton, ON, created a collection of sculptures using spalted maple and oxidized white oak reclaimed respectively from urban wood and barn wood beams.

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All five parts of the Urban Wood Network's (UWN) 2020 "Future Visioning" webinar series presented to date are available for on-demand viewing. Each of the webinars is geared toward supporting the needs of the entire urban wood chain including municipal managers, arborists, sawyers, woodworkers and advocates.

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Rich Christianson, Editor & Publisher

info@illinoisurbanwood.org
IllinoisUrbanWood.org

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