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Cover Treatment for Wisconsin Urban Wood

The rise and growth of Wisconsin Urban Wood is the cover story of the Winter 2017 edition of Your Family. 

Twink Jan-McMahon, executive director of Wisconsin Urban Wood, graces the cover. She and several members of WUW, discuss how the group got started and how it has grown to more than 30 members and counting. The article notes several benefits of repurposing urban trees including carbon sequestration, supporting local businesses and economies, removing usable wood from the waste stream and crafting custom wood  products.

Download the article and scroll down to page 22.



Magazine Profiles Baraboo Woodworks’ Urban Wood Model

Baraboo-Woodworks-FeatureBaraboo Woodworks, a member of Wisconsin Urban Wood, was recently featured in Madison Essentials magazine.

The business, focused on converting end-of-life landscape trees into lumber and custom furniture, was launched a year ago by Fred Clark, who previously served three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Clark, a professional arborist, is also executive director of the Forest Stewards Guild.

“The entire concept of Baraboo Woodworks is to connect local wood with local buyers,” Clark told the magazine. “We want to create better options and reduce waste by connecting forests and tree owners with people who care about local products and locally made materials.”

Read the full story.