Architect students learn about wood and forest management

These hands-on experiences are part of the “Best Use of Idaho Wood” design competition sponsored by the Idaho Forest Products Commission. “It’s a great opportunity for design students to see how lumber is made and how, through good forest management, wood is a renewable and sustainable material” said Betty Munis, IFPC director. “These are the architects of the future. They have many choices they can make when it comes to building materials. There is really nothing that compares to actually spending time on the ground in the woods and the mill to see from seedling to 2 x 4 the true beauty of using wood.” The “Best Use of Idaho Wood” competition and award luncheon is planned for December 4 at the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho. You can learn more about the Commission’s program and see past winning designs at http://www.idahoforests.org/archoverview.htm.

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