The USDA Forest Service announces availability of new publication

The United States Department of Agriculture announces Utilizing Municipal Trees: Ideas from Across the Country, by Stephen M. Bratkovich. This 90-page, color booklet provides stories from entrepreneurs, tree-care firms, city foresters, and sawmill operators that see opportunities for making fine furniture, unique woodcrafts, and other lumber products from otherwise wasted urban trees.

The author, Stephen Bratkovich, has extensive experience in marketing and wood utilization and has spent two years researching and collecting information for this book.

To obtain a free copy of Utilizing Municipal Trees: Ideas from Across the Country, call or write: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, 1992 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, (651) 649-5262, or email

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