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.

April Member Highlight: Nor-Cal Sawyer

After retiring from his job as a Sacramento Fire Captain in 2015, Jason Cornell of Nor-Cal Sawyer took up woodworking as a hobby. Cornell’s new craft fed his appreciation of the usefulness and beauty of trees beyond their natural lifecycle. Cornell recognized the potential of logs that would otherwise be reduced to firewood and in…

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March Member Highlight: Diamond K Woodworks!

Growing up in rural Montana offered Diamond K Woodworks owner Dustin Kendall a life submerged with a passion and respect for nature as well as the mindset that hard work and dedication is crucial when it comes to thriving in life. Beginning on the family Ranch as a young boy, the workload truly never ended.…

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How to accidentally turn a DIY project into a full-time wood business. Featuring: Rescued Oregon Timber

Erich of Rescued Oregon Timber hadn’t planned on purchasing a sawmill, opening two woodshops, and becoming the founder of a company that provides bar and tabletops to local breweries, nor had he planned on convincing his friends Rob and Scott to join him in this adventure. But after purchasing a cedar slab for a porch…

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How to spread knowledge of the Urban Wood Network in your community. Featuring: The Good Wood Guys

When a sweet black lab named Josie is the first to greet you as you walk into The Good Wood Guys’s shop, you realize that you’re not in an average wood store.  Then, when you check out the roster of classes teaching sustainable sawmilling and the benefits of Upcycling, you REALLY realize that you’re not…

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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 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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