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Demonstration of a Thermally Modified Eastern Larch Boardwalk to Catalyze New Markets for Low-Value Timber

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Wood Energy (WE)
University of Minnesota Duluth
Natural Resources Research Institute - CARTD
Wood Materials and Manufacturing Program
5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN 55811-1442
The University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, and industry partners will support local forest management and enhance the competitiveness of the region’s forest products industry by demonstrating economically-attractive and value-added thermally modified Eastern larch, a low-value wood.
Project objectives include: 1. Design, install, and demonstrate a public boardwalk from Eastern larch. 2. Disseminate the economic and environmental benefits of thermally modified Eastern larch utilization to landowners, timber harvesters and processors, wood products distributors/wholesalers, and other industry stakeholders interested in potential investment in regional thermally modified wood production capacity.
Minnesota, Superior National Forest, thermally modified wood, TMW, eastern larch, boardwalk, Chippewa National Forest, product development, market development
US Forest Service Grant $ 67,344
Cooperative Funding $ 35,886
Total $ 103,230
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WERC Project Management Information System (WERC-PMIS)
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