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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We interview Andrew Heald, Technical Director, Confederation of Forest Industries (ConFor), UK Twitter: www.twitter.com/andyheald Andrew is the Technical Director for Confor. He has over 20 years’ experience in forest and plantation management, and has worked in the UK, Finland, Uruguay and Ghana. Confor is a trade body representing 1,500 numbers across the UK forestry and…

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Luke Hemmings is working with the UK Forestry Commission and I met him at the Institute for Chartered Foresters (https://www.charteredforesters.org/)  National Conference this April. He is great to connect with! @lwhemmings on Instagram and Twitter His blog: https://thebeardedforester.wordpress.com/author/thebeardedforester/ “I am truly passionate about and fully committed to multi-purpose Forestry and upholding the highest standards of…

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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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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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