Making Big Use Of Small Trees

Aug 23, 2016

It's easy to find markets for big trees coming out of national forests, but not so easy to cut big trees in an era of environmental protection.  So think small; REALLY small. 

The experimental nanocellulose plant in Wisconsin.
Credit USDA Forest Service

Siskiyou County Supervisors, the Klamath National Forest, and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Wisconsin are exploring ways to make commercial uses of nanocellulose technology. 

Nanocellulose--think powdered wood--does not require big or even medium-sized trees.  Get ready for a lesson in nanocellulose and what it will take to set up a facility in the Yreka area. 

Alan Rudie from the lab and Dan Blessing from the Klamath National Forest visit The Exchange.