This will be a 4 part series with 4 amazing women and will be published each Monday in each week of October 2020 for National Forest Products week. Amanda Astor and I recorded this episode before the devastating fires in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. We chatted about forest fires and what Oregon Women in…

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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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Talking Forests recorded this as a live video (https://youtu.be/pK4H72XWVow) from Yosemite National Park at the Society of Wood Science and Technology Conference Oct 20-25th. (www.swst.org or @societywood on social media). We do not own the rights to the “Most Girls” Hailee Steinfeld Song used in the video or podcast audio. Her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pipiet/ “Originally from…

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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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We loved interviewing Amanda, in her episode we talked about fire science and the roll Smokey the bear plays. Amanda Rau started working in wildland fire management as a member of a 20-person handcrew based in Springfield, Oregon in 1999. In 2001, after finishing her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Oregon, she…

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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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Maria and Graise started Women with Resolve to bring people together in a community. Candra joined in shortly after they created the group and they want to Ask Me Anything. As an avid podcaster who asks everyone else questions, I was so down to be interviewed. Women With Resolve is a space for women in…

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   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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Jessica Carr started working in marketing when she was 18 at Utah Valley University’s Entrepreneurship Institute as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. That same year she became the youngest ambassador for Google in the world (to her knowledge) as the Organizer for the Utah Google Developer Group. She then went on to be a project…

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