International Wood Collectors Society

A Dedicated Group of Wood Collectors and Crafters

Who is the International Wood Collectors Society?

Founded in 1947, the International Wood Collectors Society is a non-profit Society devoted to distributing information on collecting wood, correctly identifying and naming wood specimens, and using wood in creative crafts. Although the founders started IWCS with a strong emphasis on academic collecting of wood species, the availability of such a variety of wood and its inherent beauty quickly lead to crafting. IWCS members have a wide range of interests including:
  • academic wood collecting and sample trading
  • encouraging the accurate naming and classification of specimens
  • sharing harvested wood for sample collections and crafting
  • crafting with identified wood
  • fellowship of wood enthusiasts on an international scale
  • sharing information about wood
  • sharing information about trees and forests
  • promotion of good ecology and forest management
  • promotion to youth of wood interests
  • the publication of a bimonthly journal, World of Wood,
  • numerous meetings on the local, national, and international levels, and
  • satisfying freeform fellowship among members worldwide!
Who doesn't love wood! IWCS appeals to a broad list of people including:

Artisans
Botanists
Dendrologists
Foresters
Hobbyists
Scientists 
Students/Teachers
Technologists
Wood collectors
Wood crafters
Wood dealers
Woodworkers

In short, anyone with an interest in discovering more about nature's wonder material -- wood!
Members in some 30 countries enjoy fellowship and contact with wood lovers worldwide:

Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Canada

China
France
Georgia, Republic
Germany
Guyana
Iceland

India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan

Netherlands
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Portugal
Slovenia

South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand


Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States