Tommy Fowler

The Benefits of Using Wood

Renewable, Recyclable, Natural Timber is one of the few natural, renewable building materials. The cyclical process involved in the harvest and regeneration of forests for timber production ensures that timber will continue to be available. Every time a tree is harvested, up to ten trees are re-established in its place; the renewable cycle begins again. …

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Improving Forest Park Through Access and Accessibility

For lovers of Forest Park, it’s hard to imagine that there are many people who never visit the Park—but there are.  A big part of Forest Park Forever’s Director of Community Engagement Anne Grossmann’s job is working with our City of St. Louis partners to identify barriers that might keep people out of the Park, and then removing them.  “People need to feel comfortable, …

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Tips for Buying Hardwood Lumber through a Distributor or Lumberyard

Are you planning your first visit to buy lumber? Once you’ve decided to go beyond buying lumber at a home center, there’s some major differences to be aware of when buying lumber at a lumberyard or distributor. Lumberyards and distribution centers have come a long way, offering a wide variety of wood species, thicknesses, grades …

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Wood supply and demand

Article by: Ince, Peter J. Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Madison, Wisconsin. McKeever, David B. Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Madison, Wisconsin. Last reviewed:2011 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1036/1097-8542.YB110073ContentHide Pulp and paper trends Solid wood and composite wood product trends Trends in timber growth and removals Trends in real prices for timber Conclusions …

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