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David Barmon of Fiddlehead Landscape Design joins me to talk about urban lumber. We discuss how we can start thinking about urban trees as not just a source of beauty, but as a valuable, sustainable resource.

Most people don't really think about what happens to a tree in an urban setting. Most of the time it ends up as fireword, mulch, or goes to the landfill.

David thinks that we could be sourcing 10-20% of our lumber from urban sources. This creates a lot of value for landowners, both private and public, in addition to adding all of the other benefits that trees bring to a landscape.

Creating valuable lumber from urban trees sequesters carbon while providing a renewable resource.

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Direct download: PVP020-11152013.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,lumber,woodworking -- posted at: 7:31am PDT