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.
Customers purchase and use products -- a smart environmental choice that also supports the local economy.
The Urbanwood Project is coordinated by Recycle Ann Arbor and is a cooperative partnership with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Haslett ReStore, and local Urbanwood producers. This program was initially coordinated by the Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council and received early financial support through grants from USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center.