Forest Landowner Foundation Seeds the Growth of Forestry Careers The Forest Landowner Foundation was established to assist landowners in caring for their forests by providing them with information and education to help the general public appreciate the extensive ecological benefits of forestry and to educate the public about the benefits of forests and forest products. The Foundation pursues this mission through, among other ways, the publication of educational materials, a scholarship program for forestry students, and the development of programs to educate the general public about the ecological benefits of forestry. On the final day of the conference, Foundation President, Rob Olszewski spoke on the purpose and accomplishments of the Foundation. He stated, “I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the Foundation’s scholarship program and to encourage you to help the Foundation continue its efforts of assisting college students pursuing a degree and career in forestry. I’m sure that they will return the favor in a few short years.” This year’s scholarship recipients included: •Jeremy Baker, University of Florida •Thomas Hudson, Auburn University •Yenie Tran, University of Georgia •Tony Artman, Clemson University •Logan Nutt, University of Kentucky All recipients are enrolled in programs that will enable them to serve the forestry community and private landowners. They all exhibit high academic standards and leadership at their respective institutions.
City nails title of tallest timber Construction companies Grocon and Lend Lease say their latest projects will make Melbourne, Australia, the home of the world’s tallest timber buildings, according to a report by the Herald Sun. Grocon is planning a 10-storey carbon-neutral tower of 50 flats, known as Delta, while Lend Lease plans a similar-sized building in Melbourne’s Docklands. Currently a nine-story
timber structure in London called the Stadthaus is believed to be the tallest building of its type. Grocon national design manager David Waldren said the 10-story tower would be constructed with prefabricated laminated timber panels lifted into place using a crane. The building system would offer greater fire resistance than steel and concrete, Waldren said. Earlier this year, the Australian Design Review reported that the Delta...Members Only: Log in to read the rest of this article »