Forest Trail: global traces of timber production

James B. Brown

Forest around Umeå. Photo: Ele Carpenter, 2021

Where does the wood for architectural construction come from? What are the different ways in which trees can be manufactured into ‘mass timber’ or ‘engineered timber’ for large buildings? And what is the effect of industrial forestry and wood production on the landscapes growing trees for tomorrow’s wood buildings? Over two years and thousands of kilometers, this project will follow Swedish trees through every step of industrial production from forest plantation to saw mill to building site.