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Wood Mobile Traveling Exhibit Available for Events

Written by Holly Komonczi

The Pennsylvania WoodMobile is a traveling exhibit that provides information on the state’s forest resource and the state’s forest products industry. Visitors to the exhibit will see how the forests of Pennsylvania have shaped the history of the state and nation, learn how today’s forest differs from 100 years ago, touch the various hardwood species produced in Pennsylvania, and use touchscreen technology to interact with various threats to the forests such as invasive insects and plants, diseases and white-tailed deer. They will also learn about Pennsylvania’s forest products industry, see how products are made, learn how the forest is managed in a sustainable fashion, and experience how common and unusual forest products touch our lives every day.

The traveling exhibit is housed in a 34-foot trailer, pulled by a pick-up truck. It is available for public events, such as maple festivals, fall foliage festivals and forestry related events. The WoodMobile is also available for elementary school programs September–October and April–June. Additional information on the Pennsylvania WoodMobile, including Guidelines and a Request Form can be obtained by contacting the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at 717-772-3715 or dbender@pa.gov.

The Pennsylvania WoodMobile is a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Hardwoods Development Council, with the support of the state’s hardwoods industry. The truck is provided by 20 member companies of the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association, Harrisburg, PA; and the trailer is provided by Deer Park Lumber, Inc. of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, and outfitted by 54 sponsoring companies.

Pennsylvania Hardwoods…Lead the Nation

#1 State in Volume of Hardwood Growing Stock
#1 State in the Production of Hardwood Lumber
#1 State in the Export of Hardwood Lumber and Wood Products

Pennsylvania WoodMobile Guidelines for Venue Scheduling

  • 15′ x 50′ minimum space requirement. Minimum height requirement for indoor exhibitions is 12 feet.
  • HDC will not pay for booth space rental nor electricity. Space must be complementary or furnished by a sponsor secured by the host organization or venue.
  • All venue requests must be made in writing by using REQUEST FORM FOR WOODMOBILE.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will determine the schedule for the Pennsylvania WoodMobile based on the type and size of venue, geographic location, proximity to other scheduled events and other considerations. Industry, forestry, foliage, woodworking and agriculture events will be given priority.

Non-profit and community organized events will be given priority over private commercial operations.