The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Webinar - Why Wood Energy?

There are a couple of reasons usually given for pursuing biomass energy alternatives that probably shouldn't be, and a couple of great reasons that aren't usually discussed. If you're interested, you can visit this Penn State Extension web site, sign up for a Friend of Penn State log on, and watch an on-line webinar I gave last week.

It starts slow as I figure out the technology, but picks up speed as I go to full screen about 6 minutes in. Try to bear with it if you're interested in the topic, the key points need to be better understood.

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