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Charcoal Making Then and Now

Charcoal making played an important role in the history of Penn’s Woods. Moreover, charcoal making has a promising future for those with an interest in utilizing or poor quality wood.

Charcoal making played an important role in the history of Penn’s Woods, and it made a big impact on the forests we have today. Moreover, charcoal making has a promising future for hobbyists and entrepreneurs with an interest in utilizing low grade, or poor quality wood. This presentation briefly reviews the history of charcoal production and its past uses, and details new technologies for modern charcoal making. These new practices can add value to otherwise wasted wood and improve forest health at the same time. 

Speakers

Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Sanford Smith, Penn State Extension