SFI to create urban forest sustainability standard

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced a partnership with five urban forestry groups to develop an SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard. SFI will work with American Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Society of Municipal Arborists, and Tree Canada. The new standard would be developed for North America and potentially globally. It would establish criteria for urban forest sustainability, likeily including urban wood utilization.

Sampson to present best practices for pricing wood projects at WPE Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- How to develop quotes for projects that will help custom woodworkers boost orders and maximize profits is the thrust of FDMC Editor Will Sampson’s seminar scheduled for Wood Pro Expo Florida. Sampson will present, “Solving the Pricing Puzzle,” during the Wood Pro Conference track, June 8 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.