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We regularly post fresh content to our Into the Woods blog. Some posts are pulled from our print Into the Woods newsletter, and others are online-only exclusives. They range from quick takes on current events, to news and research connected to the New England woods, to stories of the people and places that inspire local forest conservation. Bookmark this page to look for new stories as they're published, or subscribe below to our Into the Woods email bulletin for alerts about new content.

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16Nov

World’s first all wood stadium to be built in England

A 5,000 seat soccer stadium has been commissioned to be built in England entirely from wood. Fans of the Forest Green Rovers soccer club will be able to watch the game in  the world’s greenest soccer stadium. It will be constructed completely from timber and powered by sustainable energy sources. The new stadium will be located […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted November 16, 2016
28Sep

The Economist and Forbes: Let’s build with wood

Both Forbes and The Economist recently touted the opportunities in building with wood, advocating the new way to build is with mass timber products. The Economist article “Top of the trees” opens with a description of a pagoda in Japan, a building that has withstood natural elements such as storms and earthquakes for over 1,400 […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted September 28, 2016
21Sep

Stronger than steel- Building with CLT

What makes cross laminated timber (CLT) such a great material to work with? In the video “Stronger Than Steel,” architect Thomas Robinson explains that it’s about the quality. “The great thing about cross laminated timber is you can actually use what you might call in the industry lower value wood,” Robinson says. “It’s kind of […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted September 21, 2016
15Sep

Timber City exhibit opens in D.C.

The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is opening their newest exhibit, Timber City, on Saturday, September 17th. The exhibit focuses on the advantages of timber construction such as strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and aesthetics. Timber City will highlight the recent expansion of tall wood buildings in the U.S., such as the two winners of […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted September 15, 2016
06Sep

Testing Mass Timber

On the Build It With Wood blog, we talk about mass timber a lot. We love the potential of the wood products, the climate benefits, the aesthetics, and the durability (just to name a few). And sometimes we get wrapped up in our love for mass timber that we forget that other people haven’t even […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted September 6, 2016
29Aug

Final wood panel installed on Brock Commons

It seems like just last week we were writing about construction beginning on a new dormitory and now it’s finishing up. The world’s tallest wood building installed the last wood panel last week, wrapping up this stage of construction in an impressive 66 days. After this milestone, focus will turn to completing the interior and preparing the building […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted August 29, 2016
04Aug

Forest to Frame

Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) produced a new video called “Forest to Frame.” It focuses on how people in the future will need more buildings as the global population rises, the building technologies that use wood, and the important role forests play. “The choices we make about the materials used as we develop the built environment have long-term […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted August 4, 2016
01Aug

Amsterdam’s plans for a ‘Haute Couture’ building

Amsterdam has plans in the future for a new  residential tower made from wood. Arch Daily reports that the tower will be 73 meters (240 feet) tall and will become The Netherland’s tallest timber framed building. The project is called HAUT, short for “Haute Couture,” and will located next to the Amstel River. HAUT will be designed by Team […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted August 1, 2016
28Jul

Construction on UBC dorm continues

Back in June, we wrote about construction beginning on University of British Columbia’s new timber dormitory. Pictures of the construction process have just been made available and the frame is quickly taking shape.   Canadian Architect reports that a new floor is being built every 3 days and is expected to increase. The dormitory is […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted July 28, 2016
25Jul

Plans for tallest hybrid timber structure in the world revealed

Preliminary plans were recently revealed for the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world, Architectural Digest announced. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Vancouver developer PortLiving have teamed up to build a residential building thought to break current records. Details for the project are still under wraps, but it is believed the skyscraper will be the tallest […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted July 25, 2016