- American Chestnut Foundation – The goal of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the American chestnut tree to its native range within the woodlands of the eastern United States, using a scientific research and breeding program developed by its founders.
- CITES – (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species.
- Culturalegno – Culturalegno promotes, organises and brings to fruition various projects, aiming to share knowledge and information about wood in regard to Culture and its place in Nature. Our headquarters are in Manzano, (North East Italy)
- Forest Product Society – Supporting information exchange on the use of wood and wood-fiber resources, the Forest Products Society (FPS) provides its members and others in the forest industry a variety of publications and conference opportunities for furthering member research and goals.
- Penn State Extension Wood and Forest Products
- Hobbit House Inc. – a non-commercial site focusing on color-correct pictures of exotic and domestic woods.
- Inside Wood – The InsideWood project integrates wood anatomical information from the literature and original observations into an internet-accessible database useful for research and teaching. The InsideWood database contains brief descriptions of fossil and modern woody dicots (hardwoods) from more than 200 plant families, and is searchable by an interactive, multiple-entry key. This wood anatomy web site has over 35,000 images showing anatomical details.
- International Association of Wood Anatomists – The IAWA was founded in 1931:
° to create awareness of the place of wood anatomy in science, technology and conservation of natural resources, for the public good;
° to exchange ideas and information through correspondence and meetings;
° to facilitate collection, storage and exchange of research materials;
° to provide rational bases for the consistent use of terminology in descriptions of wood and bark, and to cooperate with others having similar aims in other related fields of plant anatomy;
° to stimulate the publication of scientific articles on wood anatomy and related fields (including bark anatomy, “woody” monocotyledons);
° to encourage and assist the study and teaching of wood anatomy and related fields;
° to promote research in wood anatomy and related fields and to engage in any other activity consistent with the objectives of the Association.
- Jean-Claude Cerre’s Techniques – Wood Photography par excellance – in a series of the following three videos, IWCS member Jean Claude Cerre of France, presents the system for macrophotography of wood that he has developed. The first video covers the overall method as described by Jean Claude in French with English translation interspersed; the second describes the wood preparation process – featuring an eight step end grain sanding ending up with a 4000 grit mirror-like finish; and lastly, the computer based, high quality digital photography techniques and devices he uses to obtain high quality digital images featuring a ten times magnification image and one at 90 times magnification.As Jean Claude has shown during the development of this process, acceptable quality images can be achieved using less expensive camera and photographic manipulation systems, and suitable images can be produced for individual and educational purposes. The Jean Claude Cerre System system is therefore readily achievable by amateurs. Jean Claude’s natural colour images, however, using the best equipment are stunning and beautiful and will benefit future wood research.
- Jean-Claude Cerre’s Methods and Techniques – on Video – Macrophotos of cross section of Woods, PART ONE
- Jean-Claude Cerre’s Methods and Techniques – on Video – Macrophotos of cross section of Woods, PART TWO
- Jean-Claude Cerre’s Methods and Techniques – on Video – Macrophotos of cross section of Woods, PART THREE
- Wood Database- It all began back in April of 2007. I had recently checked out some wood identification books at the library, and I wanted a way to organize all of the most helpful data into a single reference file on my computer. After cataloging the wood’s common and scientific names, weight, approximate cost, and any other notes or observations that I thought were unusual to that species, I printed the file out and used it as a reference guide in my shop. (At that time, I was involved in making psalteries—a type of stringed musical instrument.) Over time, I found myself referencing this chart so many times, and I had made so many additions and alterations to it—adding my own observations, density readings, etc.—that it became nearly indispensable. Many times when a project would come up, I would consult the chart as a guide to help me use the most appropriate wood possible.
- Timber Information Services – specializes in South African wood identification and timber information. I serve the local market by providing a wood identification service (microscope analysis) and manage a wood properties database on timber species grown and used in South Africa (approximately 400 species). I also have a wood sample collection of approximately 1000 samples. I am a part time lecturer in Wood anatomy, growth and properties at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg. My qualifications are: MSc Plant taxonomy (University of Pretoria) and I am a registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as a Professional Natural Scientist. Memberships: Member of the South African Institute of Forestry; Member of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa. Stephanie Dyer, Timber Information Services, PO Box 1256, HILTON; 3245 South Africa. e-mail: [email protected]
- Walnut Council – the Walnut Council is an international association representing nearly 1000 woodland owners, foresters, forest scientists, and wood-producing industry representatives in 45 states and seven foreign countries. The purpose is to assist in the technical transfer of forest research to field applications, help build and maintain better markets for wood products and nut crops, and to promote sustainable forest management, conservation, reforestation, and utilization of American black walnut (Juglans nigra) and other high quality fine hardwoods. Walnut Council has 12 state chapters and publishes quarterly bulletins.