Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association
Not all forests are outdoors.
Built from the 11th to 13th centuries, the cathedral of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was an indoor forest. Indeed, the intricate web of trusses and beams was know as "The Forest" (above). Constructed of oak that had been growing for 2 to 3 centuries, it withstood the French Revolution and two World Wars.
But on Monday April 15, the tinder-dry wood went up in flames so fierce the lead roofing melted and the whole structure collapsed into the church interior. President Macron has vowed to rebuild the roof within 5 years.
Where in the world will we ever find such wood again?
The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association are committed to informing its members of legislation affecting the Connecticut forest products industry and will provide testimony to the legislature on behalf of its membership.
Continuing Education Programs
The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association sponsors workshops throughout the year to meet the growing demands of the forest products industry. All programs are approved by the CT DEP Division of Forestry for CEU credits for CT Certified Forest Practitioners. Visit the Calendar on this website for updates on classes and programs.
Community Outreach Programs
The Association reaches out to the non-forestry community to improve the image and understanding of the forest products industry. We accomplish this through involvement in school programs, participation in agricultural fairs and events and sponsorship of educational programs. The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association is also the proud sponsor of the Connecticut Log A Load for Kids Campaign which raises money annually for the Hartford Connecticut Children's Medical Center.