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Please read and keep updated about our growing urban lumber movement to rescue urban trees from the fate of being chipped or just sent to a landfill.

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USFSUrbanWebinarNotice_Dec2019   This webinar is open to all. We are seeking 1.25 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture. Check our website for updates and to watch recordings of previous webinars. Contact the Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team at SM.FS.urban@usda.gov with questions, feedback, requests for special accommodations, or speaker suggestions. To receive future…

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Urban Lumber Winters Makers Market Dec 7th 2019

winter makers market Come support local makers making wooden gifts and furniture out of Urban Salvaged and Reclaimed woods at that Winter Makers Market in Anaheim.  You’ll also get to see a Wood-Mizer LT70 Super fully hydraulic sawmill in action turning salvaged urban city trees into beautiful lumber and slabs. and you’ll be able to…

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Standards for Certification and Chain of Custody for Urban, Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods

Standards for Certification and Chain of Custody for Urban, Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods Urban wood professionals have been talking for years about setting Standards for all of North America for Urban Lumber so that we’re all on the same page with processes and nomenclature.  We’ve discussed certification, and even considered and made efforts towards having…

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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…

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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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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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