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Posted on April 30th, 2015 in Forestry, How To, Urban Forestry | No Comments »

Lumber from Urban and Construction-Site Trees, FNR-93-W publicationFor many different reasons, more and more people in larger cities want to reuse urban trees scheduled for removal. People who are part of the “green movement” want to turn urban trees into something more valuable than firewood, mulch or just trash for the local landfill. This publication describes the pros and cons of using urban trees for lumber, the types of lumber that are economical to produce from urban trees and how you might find a sawyer who can turn your tree into usable lumber.

Mechanical Damage to Trees: Mowing and Maintenance Equipment, The Education Store
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Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forestry Specialist
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University​​

Daniel Cassens, Professor of Wood Products
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University

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