Running a Thriving Urban Lumber Business with Pacific Coast Lumber

  Today we have Sean O’Brien from Pacific Coast Lumber. The business is located in San Luis Bispo, California right between LA and San Francisco on the Coast. The business has been around for almost 23 years but Sean bought it only 2 ½ years ago from Don Seawater. Dan owned a commercial lumber yard…

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Urban Lumber Professionals joining forces to make a difference

Urban Lumber Professionals joining forces to make a difference:   By; Jennifer Alger,  CEO Far West Forest Products After decades of working closely with Cal Fires Urban Forestry Department, Friends of the Urban Forest, CA Urban Forest Council, and the US Forest Service as well as several private businesses like ours, we finally put together…

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Urban Lumber Summit Attendees Social Media

Hello and thank you to all who attended the Urban Lumber Summit. We hope you each got some great info for your business.  As you may recall we had a sign up list for anyone who wanted to share their Instagram page and we promised to make it available.  Let’s help grow the community by…

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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,…

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Felled: an urban lumber documentary film (logo of wood round cut)

March 6th 2018 showing of Felled at Tower Theater in Sacramento

Save the Date! When:  March 6th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Where:  Tower Theater ; 2508 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95818 What:  The Urban Lumber Network & Sacramento Tree Foundation present: Felled – a documentary film about giving new life to fallen urban trees. Cost: Tickets start at $1 and you MUST have a ticket…

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Urban Wood – Featuring: The Emerging Economy of Urban Wood

Every year in our cities and towns, thousands upon thousands of trees and the billions of board feet they contain are thrown away as garbage. What isn’t dumped in landfills is buried on construction sites, ground up for mulch, or cut for firewood.

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The Lifecycle of an Urban Tree

When you need a tree removed from your property select a tree service or arborist who works closely with a sawmill owner to ensure that your trees are put to their highest use.

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Sacramento’s Java City Camphor Lives On

In 1886, 9 year old George H.P. Lichthardt planted a camphor tree on the corner of what is now 18th and Capitol Ave in Midtown Sacramento.

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Salvaging Urban Timber in the Far West

“We know there is still a lot of wood being wasted, what can we do to change that?” Through my role with Wood-Mizer, I have organized and assisted with many urban forestry initiatives, conferences, and seminars to try and find a solution to this waste.

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