A FACTORY LIKE A FOREST – A DISRUPTIVE FORCE OF NATURE

The Bark House demonstrates qualitatively and quantitatively that which has been envisioned metaphorically– a factory can be like a forest.  Air, water and soil are improved in the local life-shed that’s impacted by company manufacturing processes. Like a forest, the Bark House enhances more than its place of origin.  Its products connect the local community and … Continued

A NATURAL IDEA – BUT NOT FOR THAT TIME

We arrived at the Yosemite Visitor’s Center just as employees hung the 2016 National Park Service Centennial Celebration Banner.  This was the fourth and final stop on a trip that began in San Francisco and included Sequoia, The Grand Canyon, Zion and Yosemite.  It was a wonderful time to spend with family learning all about … Continued

AMERICAN FORESTRY – BORN IN ASHEVILLE, NC AS AN EXPERIMENT IN CONSERVATION

Black & White photo of Forest with the sun shining through
2015 marks the 150th birthday of America’s First Forester, Gifford Pinchot.  After Pinchot received forestry training in France and returned to the US in 1890, George Vanderbilt hired him as the nation’s first working forester on the Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC.  Pinchot created a Forestry Management Plan for the estate and began teaching his … Continued

A GRAND LEGACY

All Saints Episcopal Church, Linville, NC
Project: All Saints Episcopal Church Plus Five Residences Architect: Henry Bacon, AIA – 1895 Location: Linville, NC Style: Beaux-Arts with Rustication and Bark Shingle Treatments Product Integration: Chestnut Bark Shingles, The Predecessor To Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles Architect Awards:  Gold Medal Presented by President Harding For The Design Of The Lincoln Memorial, Among Others At the end … Continued