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.
- 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
Communications to IWCS members is via:
- 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 Belongs to IWCS?
Who doesn’t love wood! IWCS appeals to a broad list of people including:
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:
United Arab Emirates