Tree to Table: Turning Your Trees Into Usable Lumber

Tree to Table: Turning Your Trees Into Usable Lumber is a workshop that will be held at Cornell's Arnot Teaching and Research Forest on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 from 9 AM to Noon.

Experts will demonstrate and share advice for the process of selecting and harvesting trees, and sawing and caring for “do it yourself” project-ready lumber. The morning will include a demonstration of small-scale logging equipment by Cornell Cooperative Extensionforesters, a portable sawmilling mini-clinic by Mike Grover of Saw it Coming (, and a discussion of post-milling care and use by Ben Hobbs of Stanton Hill Studios ( who has 20 years of experience with “tree to table” projects.

The workshop will take place rain or shine at Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest; 611 (Schuyler) County Road 13; Van Etten. This event is sponsored by the NY Forest Owners Association with support from Cornell Cooperative Extension, and all are welcome to attend. There will be a $10 fee payable at the door to cover workshop expenses. Sessions will take place outdoors, so please dress for the weather! Hearing protection is recommended for the milling demonstration. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by emailing Brett Chedzoy at Schuyler CCE: before noon, Wednesday, October 27th.

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