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The Greenfield, WI, Urban Wood Model

Greenfield, WI, a Tree City USA, has developed the Greenfield Model to repurpose trees removed by the city into lumber and other value-added products. The Greenfield Model is based on the Milwaukee Model and consists of three key players: the city, a container company and a medium-sized sawmill.
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Video: Urban Sawmilling in Hawaii


Episode V of Wood-Mizer's Urban Sawmilling Series profiles Kamuela Hardwoods of Hawaii. The business was started a dozen years ago by Josh Greenspan, an ISA certified arborist, and Alex Woodbury, a sustainable building consultant and woodworker.

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Lumber Woman Repurposes Wood from Topeka's Urban Forest

As the story goes, Tina Albright was inspired to launch Lumber Woman & Co. after a large limbs of sycamore tree in her family's yard fell on her husband's car. According to the Topeka Capital Journal, Albright's search to find someone to mill the tree's log into lumber to build a treehouse led her to Tom Hogard, aka, Tom The Sawyer. Hogard milled the log but also convinced her that the wood was far too valuable to be squandered on a tree house.

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Video: (Urban) Forest Proud


Forest Proud celebrates the omni importance of forests, including urban forests, as demonstrated by the accompanying video. "Our mission is to build trust and support to manage, harvest, conserve, and play in North America's forests in ways that address key societal challenges." the website notes.

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