Urban Tree Merchants (UTM) of Arlington, TX, maintains a scoreboard of sorts on its website.
The statistics above – captured on Dec. 28 – reflect the current running tally of urban trees that the custom woodworking company has repurposed into slabs and lumber since it was established on Dec. 1, 2016 by Caleb and Kelly Geer.
The Geers bill their business as a “tree to table” enterprise. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of custom wood furniture and decorative items including tables, shelves, mantels, benches, cutting boards, cake stands and lazy Susans.
UTM works with local tree care companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth corridor to repurpose removed trees. The company mills and dries its own lumber.
Caleb Geer’s was inspired to found UTM while working for Tree Shepherds, his father’s tree care company. Kelly Geer’s diverse background includes catering, coordinating programs for the City of Arlington, social media marketing and serving as operations manager for Tree Shepherds.
UTM is a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Wood Network.
Learn more at UrbanTreeMerchants.com.