Treetop Walkway on largest island in Germany, Rügen

By Talking Forests | September 29, 2020

Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Baumwipfelpfad Naturerbe Zentrum Ruegen on the island of Rügen was a spiral wooden walk worth taking for the views from the bottom of the forest floor to the tree canopy to the views of the water at the top of the tower. What is the best part? Rügen is…

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Austrian Wooden Wonder Treetop Walk Salzkammergut

By Talking Forests | September 27, 2019

Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Austrian Wooden Wonder Treetop Walk Salzkammergut Our Austrian adventure was amazing with wood as the theme all week. The main event was when we visited Baumwipfelpfad Salzkammergut which translates to Treetop Walk Salzkammergut, truly an Austrian Wooden Wonder.   The start of our trip was in a wooden hut…

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The Wooden Punch Buggy Beetle

By Talking Forests | August 21, 2019

Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Talking Forests visited Wolfsburg, Germany to tour the Volkswagen museums. We were surprised to see a VW Beetle made of wood at the Stiftung AutoMuseum (https://www.automuseum-volkswagen.de/en.html)! The first car we owned was a 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg edition so naturally going to the museums was a great idea.  …

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Wooden Wonders: German Urbach Tower

By Talking Forests | July 1, 2019

   Author and Photos by Talking Forests  University of Stuttgart created a self-shaping cross-laminated-timber tower in the German town called Urbach. Talking Forests was so excited to see this wooden wonder in person. “The design of the tower emerges from a new self-shaping process of the curved wood components. This pioneering development constitutes a paradigm…

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The Role UK Plays in Global Forestry National Conference

By Talking Forests | May 7, 2019

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the professional body for foresters and arboriculturists in the United Kingdom. I first heard of this organization when I was talking with Andy Heald a member who works for Confor, a membership organization for sustainable forestry and wood-using businesses. He invited me to go to the Association of Professional…

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Tacoma Washington Wooden Wonders

By Talking Forests | March 20, 2019

Author and Photos by Talking Forests  A wooden conference you have been waiting for! We are ready to show Portland Mass Timber conference attendees what we do. Check out some of the work Talking Forests has done. www.talkingforests.com/portfolio/ The International Mass Timber Conference is back with popular demand in Portland, Oregon this week! People from…

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Have you heard about the #forestproud movement?

By Talking Forests | October 25, 2018

Author and Photos: Talking Forests for #forestproud #forestproud is an organization that has come a long way since its inception. I first heard about it in 2015 and watched this organization grow from a professional society feel much like what we already have out there to this new and changing organization that fosters diversity in…

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Friends from Two Different Countries Share the Love of Forests

By Talking Forests | September 4, 2018

The Toerring Forest Story in Seefeld, Germany Writing and Photos by Talking Forests On a partly cloudy German morning, Talking Forests pulls up to a forestry office near the Seefeld Castle. Douglas-fir regeneration unit with a 2-year old bareroot plug planted. Photo Credit: Talking Forests How did we get this opportunity? Tom Hanson, the District…

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A Wooden Tree Top Tour You Want to Do in Germany

By Talking Forests | August 21, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Would you walk on a wooden tower through the forests even if you had a fear of heights? A view looking down on the tree top walk wooden path into the German forest floor. Photo Credit: Talking Forests Baumwipfelpfad Saarschleife is a wooden tree tower walk in the Saarland region of…

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What International Conference Life Is Like

By Talking Forests | July 18, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  How did someone from a little town in WA State get to go to an International Conference and speak? It is simple, I asked to go and said I was available to be a speaker, in Poland. 2018 International Forest Business Conference and the next one is slated for 2020!…

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