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From The B’log

Trent Dean – An innovative artist, designer, and one of our members!

This week, we’re highlighting one of our members, Trent Dean! Based in Sacramento, Ca, Trent specializes in unique and long-lasting custom furniture making, as well as home accents. One thing is certain, if you commision Trent Dean, you will end up with a piece that’s about as far away from what you could purchase at…

Building an Urban Lumber Company with Ponderosa Millworks

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today we’re talking with Michael Veneziano from Ponderosa Millworks. At seventeen, Michael was busy working on a landscape site when a tree service worker came up to him and asked for his help “wrangling” some trees. After that, Michael was sold on his love of the work. The worker turned out…

Upcoming Events

Urban Lumber Summit: June 20th 2018, Save The Date

Save the date!  We will be co-hosting an Urban Lumber Summit June 20th, 2018 along with Acres of Timber/Sawmill Business   You’ll see live sawmill and other wood product demonstrations, get insight on kilns, marketing, growing your business, and a lot more. You won’t want to miss it, see you there! Urban lumber network members,…

Check this out…

When trees die they emit carbon into the atmosphere as they decompose, but by turning them into lumber, that carbon is stored or “sequestered”.

Did you know…

Urban Lumber is ‘greener’ even than FSC certified wood because it was never harvested for its timber value. It is truly the ‘greenest’ choice.

Did you know…

The highest value both economically, emotionally, and environmentally for an urban tree is to become lumber after it dies or is removed.

Fun Fact…

Most urban trees end up being chipped or end up in a landfill when they die. We’re working to change that.