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Invitation to Join the Urban Wood Network

The Urban Wood Network (UWN) appreciates your interest and would like to invite you to join us. UWN partners have been dedicated to building urban wood businesses since the early 2000's and united to promote and demonstrate urban wood utilization. Our mission is to inform, collaborate, and connect to build business and consumer confidence in the urban wood industry.
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Chicago Tree Project Continues to Transform Dead Trees into Sculptures


As much as we like to see urban trees reclaimed as lumber and furniture, sometimes the best use of a dying or dead tree is a second life as art. Chicago Sculpture International (CSI) and the Chicago Park District (CPD), teamed up for "Chicago Tree Project 2017," the fourth annual citywide effort to transform sick and dying trees into vibrant public art.

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Video: Salvaging Trees in Vancouver's Urban Forest

In the third episode of its Urban Sawmillomg Series, Wood-Mizer profiles Van Urban Timber of Vancouver, BC. The company, started by Eric Savics and Danny Hagge, has grown in leaps and bounds, specializing in the production of live-edge slabs and custom wood furniture from locally salvaged urban trees.

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Tree Services Magazine Focuses on Using Urban Tree Waste


The October 2017 issue of Tree Services magazine featured an article on managing urban tree waste. "Wood Waste Considerations," included quotes from Rich Christianson, communications director of the Illinois Wood Utilization Team about putting felled urban trees to their highest and best use.

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