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From The B’log

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…

Deadwood Revival, Firefighting, and the U.S. Forestry Service

DANNY TORRES With what started as a passion for forestry, chainsaws and tree cutting, Danny Torres turned these sawyer skills into his business, Deadwood Revival Design. Based out of San Luis Obispo, CA, Deadwood Revival is a wood and steel fabrication outfit. One day, while talking with a friend, Danny listened as his buddy told him…

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,…

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.

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.

Fun Fact…

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

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