Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring
August 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT$30.00 – $40.00
Join us for our 7th year of touring Hickman Woods!
Join us for a field trip to Emlenton and visit the Hickman Family Hardwood Flooring Forest and Sawmill, the first Pennsylvania company to be FSC certified through the Rainforest Alliance. Spend time in the woods with foresters who will explain sustainable forestry under the FSC guidelines, see the sawmill in operation and visit the flooring plant to gain insight on the difference between rift and quarter sawing while learning about the different local species and options for flooring. Plus, discover what makes Pennsylvania’s forests so special, and so vulnerable.
Field Trip Schedule
Who Should Attend: Architects, designers, sustainability consultants, contractors, sustainable material enthusiasts, building owners, and university students.
- Understand forest health and resources.
- Examine life-cycle analysis data showing that American hardwood is carbon neutral, including a study done by universities in Europe in preparation for the required Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s) showing carbon emissions in manufacturing process compared to the carbon sequestration of the carbon.
- Compare the sustainability qualities of hardwood to other building materials.
- Gain an appreciation for local sustainable hardwoods and their positive impact on the environment and the economy.