Urban Forest Fest 2019

September 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Dwayne Sperber

Parking: Please park at the Park & Ride located just to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. A free shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride and Lynden beginning at 10 am. If you require handicap access, you may park in the lot at Lynden, but please notify us in advance by calling 414-446-8794.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is delighted to be partnering once again with Wisconsin Urban Wood to present Urban Forest Fest 2019. Urban Forest Fest brings together a range of individuals and organizations with an interest in sustainability--and particularly in the fate of the trees that surround us in our urban and suburban neighborhoods. Through exhibitions, demonstrations, presentations--and plenty of family-friendly hands-on activities and entertainment--we will tell the log-to-table story of urban wood and the many uses for these local trees after they are cut down. Help us spread the word about the role of locally produced wood in a sustainable forest cycle, climb a tree, or just stop by to enjoy the sculpture. Other activities include sawmill demonstrations, urban wood furniture makers, an info fair, hands-on art and nature activities, and an introduction to Lynden’s new birch grove.

The event is sponsored by Wisconsin Urban Wood, an innovative and collaborative network recycling urban trees back into communities across Wisconsin, Wudeward Urban Forest Products and the Urban Wood Lab Store by Hoppe with additional support from the Brico Fund.


10 am-4 pm Urban Wood Info Fair
10 am-4 pm Urban Wood Furniture Makers
10 am-4 pm Urban Wood Purveyors
10 am-4 pm Blocks & Stumps Play Area
10 am-4 pm Tree Scavenger Hunt
10 am-4 pm Bonsai Exhibit
10 am-3 pm Kids' Tree Climb with the Wisconsin Arborist Association
10 am-12:30 pm Wood Block Printing with Jeremy Stepien & Claudia Orjuela
11 am Sawmill Demonstration
11 am Meet the New Birch Grove with Jim Uhrinak
11 am-1 pm Wooden Animal Sculptures Workshop with Katie Hobday & Sue Pezanoski Browne
12 pm Edible Tree Walk with Robert Kaleta
1 pm Sawmill Demonstration
1-4 pm Wood Block Printing with Claudia Orjuela
1-4 pm Spoon Carving Demonstration with Jeremy Stepien
1:30 pm Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
2:30 pm Exploring Lynden's Labyrinth with Kyle Welna
3 pm Sawmill Demonstration

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