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Repurposing Urban Wood Waste as Biomass

Forest2Market recently posted an interesting article worth a read by all managers of urban wood, landfills and biomass operations. "Urban Wood Waste: Are You Overlooking a Viable Feedstock?" delves into the potential economic benefits of burning urban wood waste to create power or heat instead of landfilling. Read more >>

Horigan Urban Forest Products Re-launches Website


Horigan Urban Forest Products Inc., one of Chicagoland's longest-standing urban wood enterprises, has redesigned its website.

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Video: Be a Smart Ash, Denver!

Be A Smart Ash: Reuse your urban tree, Denver! That's the title of a new video produced by the Denver Department of Parks & Recreation. The video highlights a variety of local sawyers and woodworkers who are keeping trees felled because of infestation by the emerald ash borer out of landfills.

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Video Update: TV News Features Restore's Rescued Wood Project


Last month we posted a press release from the Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin's Rescued Wood Program. It discussed the organization's partnership with the City of West Bend, WI, in which city trees removed because of infestation by the emerald ash borer or other reason are sent to a local sawmill operated by Habitat for Humanity. More recently, WISN of Milwaukee, an ABC affiliate, ran a report on the Rescued Wood Program.

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Chicago's Sister City Has an Urban Wood Brother in Sawmill Sid

The Illinois Urban Wood Utilization Team pays homage to Sawmill Sid, one of our brethren repurposing urban forest trees one log at a time in the Toronto area. Sawmill Sid, a family-owned business, claims it kept nearly 220,000 cubic feet of urban wood out of the landfill last year.

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