Membership network for urban lumber professionals

Today you can become a member and enjoy the many benefits of joining a coalition of likeminded companies, individuals, or government agencies, coming together to rescue urban trees to find the highest value after their natural life has come to an end.

This coalition will seek to contribute to reducing our overall carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gasses, and utilizing both the urban, retired orchard, and the drought induced, beetle kill, and other forest salvage trees.

Urban Salvaged & Reclaimed Woods Inc. now offers four membership types.

Membership Types, Responsibilities and Benefits

Member Type & Description Member Responsibilities Member Benefits
Arborists, tree services, lumber Producers, & kiln service providers, log haulers
  • Utilize USR wood for at least a portion of your product line and keep this line separate from other offerings.
  • Follow the “standards” to ensure highest value is met. (saw log length, not removed for timber value, etc.) **See standards pg.
  • Attend at least 1 meeting annually, (may be virtual).
  • Participate in at least one USRN event annually.
  • Promote mission in daily business.
  • Utilize Logo on advertising & promote USRN.
  • Use of USR logo.
  • Use of and listing on USRN website to promote; including a members only portal & calendar of USRN events/expos/workshops.
  • Training workshops, business development assistance and advice in person and via webinar.
  • Retail space opportunity, (future benefit).
  • Networking opportunity.
  • Standardization
  • Built-in-trust in industry (moisture content, reason for harvest, heat sterilized, KD vs. non KD, consistent terminology, grade etc).
  • Better brand recognition and visibility, (household name & go-to-product).
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Shared marketing expenses (print materials, trade shows, online presence etc).
  • Ability to collaborate on larger projects.
  • Turn Key Marketing package (premium accounts only).
  • Private FB group.
  • Industry newsletters.
Member Type & Description Member Responsibilities Member Benefits
Urban Salvaged and Reclaimed lumber central retail location: Future project. To be announced at a later date. To be announced at a later date.
Member Type & Description Member Responsibilities Member Benefits
Out of State Members: In an effort to promote the urban lumber movement nationwide, we will accept out of state members. However, we will work first to plug you into a group more local to you to ensure you have as much local support as possible.
Same as in-state members: Many meetings and training courses can be done virtually. Same as in-state members, however they may not have as many physical events they are able to attend, everything that is online or virtual will remain the same.

 

Member Type & Description Member Responsibilities Member Benefits
Woodworker / finished products, architects & designers, furniture or other wood product manufacturers.
  • Agree to utilize USRW for at least a portion of their product lines, and differentiate between non USR woods.
  • Actively promote USR to their customers.
  • Attend at least 1 meeting per year (may be virtual).
  • Participate in at least one annual USRN event, (promo event, trade show etc).
  • Utilize Logo on advertising & promote USRN.
  • Use of USR network logo
  • Use of USRN website to promote bus.
  • Training workshops, business development and advice.
  • Retail space (future benefit opportunity).
  • Networking opportunity.
  • Standardization will build trust in USR industry (MC, reason for harvest, HT for insects, consistent terminology, grade).
  • Better brand recognition and visibility (household name & go-to-product).
  • Lower carbon footprint.
  • Shared marketing expenses, (print materials, trade shows, online presence etc).
  • Ability to collaborate on larger projects.
  • Client buy-in because it is truly the “greenest” choice.
Member Type & Description Member Responsibilities Member Benefits
All Members
  • Current membership dues.
  • Be approved by the board after presenting themselves for membership (recommendation from current member a plus).
  • Approval will be after peer inspection of business assuring it matches with the goal and purpose of network, follow code of ethics of the Urban & Salvaged network (tbd).
  • Adhere to standardization of urban and salvaged woods, (see list)
  • Use of USR network logo
  • Use of USRN website to promote bus.
  • Training workshops, business development and advice.
  • Retail space (future benefit opportunity).
  • Networking opportunity.
  • Standardization will build trust in USR industry (MC, reason for harvest, HT for insects, consistent terminology, grade).
  • Better brand recognition and visibility (household name & go-to-product).
  • Lower carbon footprint.
  • Shared marketing expenses, (print materials, trade shows, online presence etc).
  • Ability to collaborate on larger projects.
  • Client buy-in because it is truly the “greenest” choice.
Member Type & Description Member Responsibilities Member Benefits
Supporting Members: An individual, business, government agency or organization sharing USRW’s mission to find the highest uses of our trees when their natural life comes to an end including tree managers.
  • Current membership dues.
  • Be an advocate for finding the highest use of a tree after its’ natural life has come to an end.
  • Feeling good knowing you are supporting our trees and local communities.
  • Tax advantage for support of a 501c3.
  • Recognition as a supporter.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Special incentives for managing urban forests in the best possible way, as well as choosing urban, salvaged, and reclaimed wood products whenever possible.

If this sounds like something that makes sense for you or your company download the full application here.

Apply for Membership Now

List of acronyms and abbreviations from above:

  • USRN = Urban, Salvaged, & Reclaimed Woods Network
  • USR = Urban, Salvaged, & Reclaimed
  • KD = Kiln Dried
  • AD = Air Dried
  • HT = Heat Treated or Heat Sterilized (this doesn’t necessary mean it is completely dried, but it has reached sufficient temperature to kill all insects including at egg level.
  • MC = Moisture Content
  • FSC = Forest Stewardship Council (a way to certify wood – however urban wood is not FSC certified, but it is uniquely “green” already)
  • SFI = Sustainable Forestry Initiative (another type of wood certification)