Episode 87 - From The Woods Today - Mass Timber Overview

Episode Date: 
January 12, 2022

In this episode of From the Woods Today, Chad Niman gives an overview of mass timber building. He also discusses ongoing research efforts to integrate the use of underutilized hardwoods into the building codes for these mass timber components and the benefits for sustainable forest management. We also have our beloved tree of the week segment, as well as a discussion about storm damage and some resources to help you take action.

Guests: Billy Thomas ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Extension Forester ) , Chad Niman ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Primary Forest Products Specialist ) , Dr. Jacob Muller ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Assistant Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations Extension ) , Laurie Thomas ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Extension Forester ) , Reneé Williams ( UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources - Information Specialist Senior )

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Resources and Web links for January 12 Segments:

Mass Timber
Wood Works
Mass Timber Design Manual

Storm Damage
KY Timber Damage Site


Episode Category: Forest Industry, From the Woods Today, Forest Products, General Interest, Land Owner