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Goin’ against the grain: Wood is good, but tallwood is beautiful, baby
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Al Steele, U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry

“Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture.”
― James C. Snyder, Introduction to Architecture

Building large structures with wood isn’t anything new. In Norway and other Scandinavian countries,
massive stave churches go back to 1150 A.D. or earlier. Chinese timber bridges with spans of 200 feet
were built 1,000 years ago. Starting around 600 A.D., the Japanese imported both Buddhism and
pagoda-style houses of worship from China. The 122-foot Horyu-Ji Temple built in 607 A.D. still exists
today. It and hundreds of other pagodas (many taller) have survived centuries of Japan’s earthquakeridden

A Career Path Through the Woods: Michigan's Next Generation of Forestry Talent
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A career in forestry might appeal to anyone who loves spending time in the woods and gaining a deeper understanding of them--and the next generation of foresters is making a new, sustainable path.

New Publication: Business Management Practices for Small to Medium Forest Products Firms
Thursday, May 21, 2015

A new resource has been published on Business Management Practices for Small to Medium Forest Products Firms, authored by Drs. Omar Espinoza, University of Minnesota and Bob Smith from SBIO.