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Forestry Products Lab Tour and Grill Out

Madison and Stevens Point at FPL

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Forestry Club and the University of Wisconsin- Steven’s Point Forestry Club took a tour of the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI.  Both clubs were shown the extensive Forest Products Lab Library (FPL Library) that houses more than 100,000 specimens and samples of tree species and usage.  The tour also included these areas of focus within the research facility:

  • Durability and Wood Protection Research
  • Forest Biopolymer Science and Engineering
  • Fiber and Chemical Analysis Research
  • Engineering Properties of Wood – Wood Based Materials and Structures
  • Paper Test Laboratory
  • And so much more!

After the tour, both clubs took a trip out to Vilas Park to enjoy some good spring weather and some grilled food.  (Will have photos of the grill out up soon…)

We hope to have more opportunities like this in the future where both Forestry Clubs can come together and learn something new in this profession.

Check out Steven’s Point Forestry Club!!! They are pretty cool…


If you are also interested in the Forest Products Laboratory and would like to learn more please visit their website and sign up for a tour. You can also contact with the following information:

Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592 Email

Forest Products Lab Website: http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/



Website Update for 2015!!


Hey everyone,

My name is Ethan Erdmann the new Tech Director for the Forestry Club.  You may have been seeing some drastic changes for the website over the past day or so, no worries, this is just me (haha). Joking aside,  I’m doing some pretty major upgrades to the website for this semester and have some crazy goals to be met.  If you are visiting the site for the first time I really hope you enjoy the new look and take a look around to see what the Forestry Club and the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology have to offer here at UW-Madison. 

For those who are returning, and I hope you find the overall design much more appealing than what was here before.  I am gladly taking any comments and feedback for the site.  So hit that Contact Link under Contact Us to leave a message.  If for some reason it isn’t working, you can contact me at the following address to report the issue:



I hope everyone is having an awesome start to this semester and are excited for a new semester for the Forestry Club. More content will be up soon to keep your learning urges at bay.




Thank You from Forestry Club

Thank you to all of Forestry Club’s supporters. Our 2011 Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale was a huge success! Your generosity will provide scholarships and support many educational opportunities for our students. The following link shows a short video of the 2011 Christmas Tree Sale. It was produced by CALS Communications and narrated by Kelsey Egelhoff, Forestry Club Treasurer.

We look forward to seeing you next year at our 2012 36th Annual Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale.  Friday November 30th to Sunday December 2nd at the UW Stock Pavilion.

Where: UW Stock Pavilion.

  • Friday, November 30th, 2012 – 8am-8pm
  • Saturday, December 1st, 2012 – 8am-8pm
  • Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 – 9am -3pm

 Click here to learn more.