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Forest Optimism Webinar Series — Forest to Frame: Using Georgia’s Forests In Local Mass Timber Buildings

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

“Forest to Frame: Using Georgia’s Forests In Local Mass Timber Buildings” with Troy Harris & Russell Gentry and guest host Lynn Wilson


You’ve heard of Farm to Market. Substituting traditional construction materials like concrete and steel with mass timber, has the potential to materially reduce our carbon footprint with the added benefit of incorporating the beauty of wood into the architecture. Learn how in the state of Georgia companies are using local forest resources to construct “locally grown” buildings with mass timber.

Russell Gentry is Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Design at Georgia Tech. He is a licensed structural engineer and building materials researcher. Troy Harris is the Managing Director of Timberland and Innovative Wood Products at Jamestown with 30 years of experience in public and institutional timberland portfolio management, timberland acquisitions and dispositions, operations management, and business development throughout the U.S.

Guest host Lynn Wilson has had a long career in the forest products industry. She last served as the Vice President, Supply Chain for Louisiana Pacific before becoming president of Wintertide LLC. Lynn served as a member and chair of the Forest History Society Board of Directors.


About the Webinar Series

From wildfires to habitat and species loss to illegal logging, it seems that barely a week goes by that we don’t read or hear something alarming about our forests. And while concerns about our forest future are valid, emphasis on the negative to the exclusion of all other news can be overwhelming and overshadow all that is working in how we manage and conserve our forests.

During our special webinar series, we are offering insightful programming by focusing on the theme of Forest Optimism as a way to tell the stories of what is working across the spectrum of forestry and related research, industry, land management, and conservation efforts.

We acknowledge the challenges that are facing our forests. At the same time, we want to explore and share some of the work the public and private sectors, Indigenous peoples, local communities, the forestry profession, nonprofits, and universities have done to help ensure that our forests and the communities that depend on them flourish now and into the future.

To register, visit: https://foresthistory.org/education/fhs-webinar-series/forest-optimism/


June 7
10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT


The Forest History Society
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