The Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC) at West Virginia University, is a jointly supported center of the WVU Extension Service and the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design.
The center was established in 1987 by the West Virginia Legislature to provide technical and research support for the state's growing wood products industry. The AHC is a center of excellence for outreach; extension and technology transfer; professional development; and applied research. The AHC serves sustainable natural resource-based businesses and communities as well as private forest landowners and natural resource professionals in the Appalachian forest region.
The new 2008 Wood Byproducts Produced and Needed Directory has been released.
This directory presents information about the production and use of wood byproducts, including sawdust, bark, chips, shavings, slabs, and edgings, in West Virginia and areas of adjoining states where business is conducted in West Virginia during the summer of 2008. Information presented in this report was obtained through a mail survey of 387 primary and secondary wood products manufacturers and 119 potential users of wood byproducts identified by the Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC).
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The August issue of the Forest Stewardship Newsletter is now available on line. Visit AHC Publications/Newsletters to read this issue.
The Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC) is seeking hardwood sawmill cooperators in the Appalachian region to participate in the development of a regional log to lumber program. The purpose of the program is to build a database of sawlogs and lumber yield data that mills can access to analyze their in-house yields, as well as, conduct comparative analyses with other mills.