Partners

The following partners participate in the Urbanwood Project. We welcome you to contact any of our partners directly for information about their services, products, and custom orders. To reach all of our partners at once, please send a message to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Before contacting us, you might want to check out our FAQs for answers to many common questions.

Dan Erickson Sawmill and Woodworking Services

Dan Erickson
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: (734) 668-0885
E-mail: daneumich.edu@gmail.com
Website: http://dan-erickson.squarespace.com/sawmill-services/

As an artist and fabricator with unique specialized skills, I do a variety of things; cutting down trees and using a portable sawmill to turn them into usable lumber for property owners is one of them. I have a small chainsaw mill for slabbing logs that are not easily accessible. I also do fine art and functional woodturning, make furniture, fabricate custom metalwork, mount dinosaur skeletons, and conduct herpetology research.

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Genesee Conservation District

Angela Warren
1525 North Elms Road
Flint, MI 48532
Phone: (810) 230-8766 ext. 131
E-mail: Angela.Warren@mi.nacdnet.net
Website: http://gettrees.org

The Genesee Conservation District started the Flint Forestry Program in 2009, bringing together federal, state, and local funding to conduct tree inventories, street tree management planning, hazardous tree removal, replanting, and wood utilization in the City of Flint. As a part of this program, they worked in partnership with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to establish Flint’s Urbanwood Marketplace. All GCD Urbanwood Products are made directly from hazardous trees removed in the City of Flint, with proceeds from sales benefiting both the Genesee Conservation District and the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity.

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Lumberjacks Tree Service

Pat and John O'Connor
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: (734) 663-0808
E-mail: pat@thelumberjacks.com
Website: http://www.thelumberjacks.com

The Lumberjacks Tree Service provides professional tree services to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the rest of Washtenaw County. We have two I.S.A. Certified Arborists on staff, and we proudly partner with Urbanwood.org. We specialize in urban salvage lumber, and turn many logs into usable lumber and large natural-edge slabs. We believe in making the most out of our natural resources. If you’re having a tree removed, consider having the log milled into lumber for your own use. If the tree is suitable, we can have your logs milled and deliver a stack of finished lumber that can be crafted into wood furniture, flooring, or trim, all for less than the cost of traditional lumber.

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Pleasant Lake Hardwoods

Peter Smith and Bob Miller
10955 Hieber Rd.
Manchester, MI 48158
Phone: (734) 995-5337
E-mail: pleasantlakehardwoods@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pleasantlakehardwoods.com/

Our business is based on the sustainable land ethic of conservationist Aldo Leopold. We seek to use the land for “wood, water, wildlife and recreation.” In addition to our Urbanwood products that make best use of damaged and diseased trees, we also sell products from within our own woodlot, where logs are selected based on a comprehensive woodlot management plan. But sustainability isn’t just about managing what is already growing. Our company is committed to tree planting as well: we've put 15,000 seedlings in the ground, and have cared for them with the next generation in mind.

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Raven Farm

Kelvin Potter
Bath, MI
Phone: (517) 489-2540
E-mail: kelvinpot@yahoo.com
Website: http://ravenfarm.com/

We are committed to conservation and recovery of lumber that would otherwise be discarded. We turn fallen trees that would otherwise go to landfills into valuable lumber to be used in our shop and the shops of other woodworkers. We offer the following services and products: high-grade furniture lumber, custom cabinetry, custom furniture, millwork (trim, flooring, paneling, planing), drying (Nyle L200 dehumidification kiln), and log removal. We buy high-grade logs, especially cherry and white oak.

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Scotty’s Custom Sawing and Millwork

Scott Tupacz
Belleville, MI
Phone: (734) 787-8295
E-mail: stupacz@med.umich.edu
Website: http://scottysawmilling.com

Our custom portable sawmill services are available throughout all of southeastern Michigan. We specialize in seasoned or kiln-dried lumber, slab wood, and a variety of finished products.

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Tervol’s Wood Products

Jeffrey and Jason Tervol
11800 North Adams Road
North Adams, MI 49262
Phone: (517) 287-5745
E-mail: jtervol@tervolswoodproducts.com
Website: http://www.tervolswoodproducts.com

At Tervol's Wood Products, we specialize in sawing, kiln drying, and millwork. We also can do many other things like natural edge slab tables and counters, mantels, flooring, custom molding, siding, log cabin materials, sign making, hayracks and trucking. We have over 100,000 board feet of reclaimed material that we have cut and kiln dried. All of our logs for reclaimed lumber come from tree trimming, new construction sites, or working with municipalities. Our family-owned company has served the area since 1994.

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Tree-Purposed Detroit

Evan Burger
Livonia, MI
Phone: (734) 751-6746
E-mail: treepurposeddetroit@gmail.com
Website: http://www.treepurposed.com

Tree-Purposed is built around salvaging urban hardwoods from around Metro Detriot. Trees are condemned and removed everyday from our urban forest. We works to save this local natural resource from landfills, tub grinders and burn piles. Tree-Purposed was founded by Evan Burger, owner of a local tree service, Arbor Man LLC. The connection with Arbor Man allows us to safely and efficiently remove a dead, dangerous or unwanted tree in an urban setting, recycle it into useable raw materials in the form or lumber and slabs, then handcraft retail products and one-of-a-kind custom works using our recycled urban wood. Being in control of the entire process allows us to maintain a high level of quality throughout.

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Ullmann Urban Sawmill

Lon and Lee Ullmann
Phone: (248) 670-6875 or (248) 227-8566
E-mail: ullmannlee@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://uusawmill.com/

Ullmann Urban Sawmill provides portable sawmill services at your site or at our locations. We serve all of southeast Michigan, with facilities in Dexter and Troy. We specialize in turning fallen hardwood trees and other discarded lumber into usable affordable wood products. Best of all, we do it at your location in most cases. Need planks, blocking, beams or more custom hardwood made to your specifications? We can deliver. Log and lumber housing services are also available.

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Urban Ashes

Paul M Hickman
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: (734) 657-5586
E-mail: paul@urbanashes.com
Website: http://www.urbanashes.com/

Urban Ashes reclaims a piece of Michigan's environmental legacy with fine furniture and picture frames. Each unique piece is hand crafted and hand finished in Michigan with Michigan urban wood salvaged from local ash and other trees. These are trees that grew on our streets, in our yards, in our parks, and in other urban areas. All of the furniture and frames are hand-finished with petroleum-free finishes.

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