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The central question of this course: “why study wood?” If “why study wood” is the question, one answer would be that it is the only raw material available to us that is truly renewable in human life span terms. Wood is as important to society today as it ever was, despite the development of many man-made substitute materials, changing resource availability, and the changing needs of society. Some items on the list of wood products stay the same (lumber, plywood and veneer for building construction, furniture, shipping pallets & crates and other containers & packaging materials, railroad ties, utility poles, chemical feed stocks, etc), but the list also keeps changing to meet new needs and challenges as the resource changes. In short, wood is a far more diverse, green, and renewable resource than you might have imagined. Join us to learn about the important role of wood in human history, civilization, and our future. By the end of the course, learners will be able to: - describe wood as a raw material and its critical importance to the world economy, and the lives of the people that make that economy work. - identify the projected trend for wood consumption to continue to grow in the coming years, despite the image of wood as a "low tech" material. - identify the ways in which wood's properties can lead to its efficient and sustainable use. -identify wood's positive role in boosting the world economy and ability to lead to unexpected vocations....

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MM

Apr 24, 2018

Very imformative, very engaging, very inspiring!\n\nAn awesome course to be taken and the knowledge shared here is simply shocking and usefull.\n\nTHANK YOU.

KG

Jun 01, 2019

Very useful to understand about the American wood industry. Also helps know about some general information about wooden materials and wood itself.

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por Joy S

Apr 03, 2017

As a woman, I learned a surprising amount of stuff I never knew before

por Sebastián B

Feb 02, 2018

A very good introduction to several topics related to forestry, wood science and wood industry.

por Andrew H

Feb 15, 2018

Several of the links were dead, but other than that, great information in a very easy to follow manner. I especially enjoyed the questions during the video. Those helped tremendously.

por Purpure

Jul 23, 2017

Great content. I would like to suggest diving deeper into some of the North American silviculture practises and forestry operations as well as roundwood measurement and sawmill business. That could be a nice insight for the forest industry people here in Europe. Thank you for your work and I'm looking forward to the next "Wood Science & Forestry" course.

por Rodrigo M A

Jun 21, 2017

It is interesting, but I would like to go deeper into the wood industry, new products, new techniques of sylviculture.

por David G Q

Jun 21, 2017

A little short course, but usefull.

por Freddy C

Mar 08, 2018

Too focused on American context. Wrong technical information here and there. Generally uninformative if already working in the industry, your probably know more than what this course has to offer.

por Sergio R

May 15, 2019

I appreciate the effort but althoug some interesting topics are metnioned, I think that it only moves from random ideas insted of getting a bit deeper in the interesting points (whenever possible since it is a short course).

One important think that I must say is that I found it incredible that when talking about the solutions for solving the "problem" of running out of forests to cut (that is, more management, plantations, ...) i think you forgot the most important (applicable to any other resource): REDUCE CONSUMPTION.