Mass Timber Educational Installation
FUNDING GOAL: $300,000
EXPECTED SUMMER 2024
The Forest installation will introduce millions of visitors from across Georgia and the country to mass timber and increase momentum for a thriving forestry industry in Georgia.
Support The Forest
The USDA Forest Service has provided GFF with a $199,100 Wood Innovations Grant to support this project.
GFF is seeking an additional $300,000 to satisfy the match requirements of the grant to fully fund The Forest’s construction, installation, and maintenance.
The long-term viability of our forests is directly tied to expanding the markets for the products that come from those forests. [The Forest] is a prime example of what GFF can do to increase awareness of the possibilities of wood in construction. I am excited to support it financially and I think it is worth of the entire forestry community’s support.Allen Hodges
President, Hodges Land & Timber
Seedlings to Solutions Contributor
An educational mass timber display at Ponce City Market
The Torus Arch serves as a window into the revolutionary world of the 619 Ponce, a building constructed from wood cultivated in our own Georgian forests.
Torus Arch demonstrates how building with wood, a renewable, biophilic, and abundant resource in Georgia, can better our lives. It is a semi-permanent art installation that was installed at Ponce City Market in April 2023.
“Mass timber is extraordinary as a structural system. I think the potential of the system is to marry cutting-edge technology with established forest products.”Tristan Al-Haddad
Founder, Formations Studios
Support Sustainable Building
We need your help to show the public; architects, engineers, and construction professionals; and policy-makers how mass timber can revolutionize our experience of the built environment, and improve our relationship to the natural environment.