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Contact Information
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


“Wood may be one of the world’s oldest building materials, but it is now also one of the most advanced” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack while announcing a new partnership to train architects, engineers, and builders about the benefits of advanced wood building materials... view  »
Supervisory Research Chemist Alan Rudie tours Secretary Vilsack through FPL’s new Nanocellulose Pilot Plant and shows nanocellulose samples.
Saving the Past: Restoring and Preserving Historic Covered Bridges

Public Roads, the bimonthly magazine of the Federal Highway Administration, featured an article on their National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program ... view »

Portland Mills Bridge, Parke County, Indiana

Cradle to Cradle Innovation Challenge Recognizes FPL-Developed Product

Noble Environmental Technologies (NET), a long-time partner of the USDA's Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), was recently recognized in the Cradle to Cradle ... view »

ECOR® gives architects and designers the freedom impossible with traditional materials.

Science Making a Difference - Research Highlights

Research Emphasis Areas

Study Confirms Wood Vital to Green Building

Wood should factor as a primary material in green building according to a new U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory Study ...
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Termite Eradication

A search for the Holy Grail

An interview with FPL Entomologist Rachel Arango and her innovative eradication approach ... view »


Nanocellulose, Rethink Paper

The Forest Products Industry is constantly searching for ways to unlock incredible innovations... view »

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Economic use of Beetle-Killed Trees

A new strategic framework on the market-oriented use of beetle-killed trees as a way to offset forest restoration costs and utilize woody biomass... view Report ».

Moisture Management in Residential Construction Series

A video series that demonstrates construction techniques and building science principles that minimize moisture-related performance issues in the building enclosure... view » 

Wood Floor Systems in Residential Construction Series

This video series identifies construction techniques that minimize wood subfloor construction issues and highlights installation tips ... view »