University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
February 5, 2001
Dr. Randy Senock, (808) - 974-7676
|Hands-on forestry training workshop offered this month|
The University of Hawai`i at Hilo's Tropical Forestry program and the Hawai`I Forest Industry Association are sponsoring a five-day training workshop on Eucalyptus timber harvesting and processing for building construction in mid- to late February. The workshop fee is $15 per day, which includes lunch.
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 top of Chinchuck road in Hakalau (15 mile marker).
"Our daily workshop format will consist of the typical construction activities associated with erecting a building," said Dr. Randy Senock, UH Hilo assistant professor of forestry. "The goal of the workshop is to continue construction of a 1,200-square-foot building using whole Eucalyptus logs.
"Developing new products and markets for Eucalyptus timber would help in diversifying the rapidly developing forest industry which in turn would contribute to economic development of the Hamakua Coast," he added.
Individuals interested in registering for the workshop should contact Myra Ikeda at 933-9411 or Senock at 974-7676.