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Welcome to the International Wood Collectors Society.

This year is our 75th Anniversary. Join us in October in La Grange, Texas for our Jubilee celebrations!

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.



New elected IWCS president-elect and vice president

The new president-elect is John Lyons, (below left) who will become the president in 2024. Stan Joehlin (below right) was elected as the new vice-president. Both will assume their new......Read More
September 19, 2022

The Tule tree in Oaxaca.

Our President-elect, Mark Duff, is in Oaxaca, Mexico this week. He sent this photo of the Tule Tree, Taxidium mucronatum.  About 130 feet tall and over 150 feet in circumference- estimated......Read More
September 7, 2022
+ Lance Davis

Update IWCS Southeast Regional Winter Woodfest

February 13-17, 2023 (Monday thru Friday Breakfast). Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center near Eustis, Florida, USA Host and Program – Rick and Rhonda Long: 812-327-9565, [email protected] Registration – Elaine Hunt......Read More
September 7, 2022

Updated agenda for the 75th IWCS Jubilee at La Grange, Texas

Sunday, October 30 – Check in and register at Camp Lonestar’s Koop Activity Center after 2:00 PM, Dinner provided 5:30 PM in Cafeteria. Welcome 7:00 PM Koop Activity Center. Monday,......Read More
August 27, 2022

President’s Message July/August 2022

The year is half over. Time passes so quickly. Now is a good time to reflect on those items we want to make sure we accomplish in the last half......Read More
August 18, 2022

July-August World of Wood now available online

The July-August 2022 edition of World of Wood is posted to the Members/Journal Archive. Your regional trustee has your password to the site....Read More
July 13, 2022

May-June 2022 World of Wood

The printed version of World of Wood (75-3)* went to press on June 10, 2022 and was mailed on July 1, 2022. The current edition of World of Wood is......Read More
July 9, 2022

2023 Lake Yale registration form is now available

Updated 6 July 2022 IWCS Southeast Regional Winter Woodfest February 13 – 17, 2023 (Monday thru Friday Breakfast) Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center near Eustis, Florida, USA Host and Program......Read More
July 6, 2022

Events and Meetings

Upcoming: IWCS 75th Anniversary Jubilee at La Grange, Texas October 30-November 4, 2022

Register for the 75th Anniversary meeting
Learn more about La Grange

Upcoming: Annual Southeast Regional meeting, Lake Yale, FL

Lake Yale meeting information & registration form

Photos from past meetings