How Wood is Processed
Why are Urbanwood products different?
Dead trees in your city are cut down.
Instead of being chipped and treated as waste, good logs are hand-picked, saved, and sent to a local mill for processing.
Logs are evaluated for quality and then cut into lumber at a local mill.
Lumber is dried and finished by local processors.
Finished products are available at Recycle Ann Arbor's Reuse Center and urbanwood.org.
Customers purchase and use products -- a smart environmental choice that also supports the local economy.
The Urbanwood Project is a cooperative partnership between the Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council, Recycle Ann Arbor, Genesee Conservation District, the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, and several local businesses. This program is supported by grants from USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center. Additional technical support is provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Urbanwood Project is an equal opportunity employer and provider.