Hands-on forestry training workshop offered this month

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Feb 7, 2001

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's Tropical Forestry program and theHawaiʻI Forest Industry Association are sponsoring a five-day training workshopon Eucalyptus timber harvesting and processing for building constructionin mid- to late February. The workshop fee is $15 per day, which includeslunch.

The workshop format will be daily eight-hour work sessions from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. on site at UH Hilo's forest research station located on the topof Chinchuck road in Hakalau (15 mile marker).

"Our daily workshop format will consist of the typical constructionactivities associated with erecting a building," said Dr. Randy Senock,UH Hilo assistant professor of forestry. "The goal of the workshopis to continue construction of a 1,200-square-foot building using wholeEucalyptus logs.

"Developing new products and markets for Eucalyptus timber wouldhelp in diversifying the rapidly developing forest industry which in turnwould contribute to economic development of the Hamakua Coast," headded.

Individuals interested in registering for the workshop should contactMyra Ikeda at 933-9411 or Senock at 974-7676.