Grading Logs, Lumber and Proper Wood Drying Techniques

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AGENDA:  Grading Logs, Lumber and Proper Wood Drying Techniques 

November 7, 2019 workshop 

908 Natural Resources Drive (VDOF Warehouse) 

Charlottesville VA  22903


This workshop will feature log grading and scaling, and a

demonstration of different techniques for sawing hardwoods for grade lumber.

There will be sawmilling demonstrations, lumber grading, and also an introduction to

several different lumber drying options for small operators.



Joe Lehnen, Forest Utilization and Marketing Specialist, Virginia Department of Forestry

Dr. Brian Bond, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Tech

Jim Hart, Brookside Farm Sawmill Services


 ISA and Sharp Logger CEUs will be available



Event Properties

Event date 11-07-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-07-2019 3:30 pm
Registration Start Date 10-03-2019 11:00 am
Capacity 25
Registered 9
Available place 16
Cut off date 11-01-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Location Dept. of Forestry Warehouse

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Did You Know:

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus floridaas the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture