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

Recorded Webinar

Please note: for the first two minutes of the recording there is no audio.

Charcoal Making: A Niche Market

PDF document, 170.4 KB

Forest History: Hopewell Furnace

PDF document, 2.0 MB

Natural Lump Charcoal Brochure

PDF document, 516.1 KB

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802