TOUR and Panel Discussion: Angel City Lumber
Angel City Lumber - Frontiers in Green Building, the Circular Economy, and Urban Forest StewardshipThe USGBC-LA Westside Branch is thrilled to announce, in observance of America Recycles Day, a tour and panel discussion at Angel City Lumber. Founded in 2015, this East-of-the-LA-River lumber mill intercepts urban trees destined for the waste stream and mills them into dimensional lumber, wood slabs, and millworks. Participants will immerse themselves in the sights, smells, and sounds of this industrial site, observing the Lucas 8-30 portable mill, computer-controlled lathe, wood-drying kilns, and diverse collection of lumber species.Expert panelists will address issues surrounding green building materials, urban forest stewardship, locally produced crafts, the local bioresource economy, as well as the nuts and bolts of running this business. Light refreshments, inspiration, new friends, and sawdust are included.
Matthew is the Urban Forester for the City of Santa Monica in California. Previously he was Director of Tree Preservation for NYC Parks and has also been an arboricultural officer in central London. Matthew has a unique international experience of urban forestry and specializes in municipal tree care. He is a Chartered Forester and holds a masterâs degree in arboriculture & urban forestry.
Kreigh has served as the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Burbank since 2003 and is immersed in the Cityâs Zero Waste programs. He has previously worked with both public and private agencies on educational programs that address recycling, urban forestry, school gardens and solar energy.
Brady is business development specialist at Angel City Lumber, sustainability consultant at Ecomotion, and founder of Green Building Applications, a consultancy specializing in green building consulting and building commissioning. He graduated from Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
Charles is cofounder, along with Jeff Perry, of Angel City Lumber. He has a background in cinematography and a strong interest in the sustainable materials movement and the circular economy.
$15 for members and students
$20 for non-members
Parking is limited in the area and carpooling, car services, and transit are encouraged. The Pico / Aliso Metro Gold Line Station is approximately 0.2 miles and a 5 minute walk away.