Woodworking Arborist Salvages Urban Trees


| 6/30/2016 9:19:00 AM


Tags: urban forestry, urban homesteading, sustainable communities, waste management, upcycling, recycling, home milling, portable sawmills, woodworking, The Wood Mizer Team, Colorado,

Ryan and large live edge slab

Most goods in today’s economy are made in factories from around the world. That’s not what you’ll find here, in my shop.— Ryan Baldwin, Baldwin Custom Woodworking

While working as an arborist removing trees from backyards and along city streets in Fort Collins, Colorado, Ryan Baldwin saw an opportunity to salvage city trees destined for the dump into usable lumber for woodworking projects.

“I saw the waste stream that was generated in tree work and the potential to recapture this material and turn it into something useful,” said Ryan. Although the utilization of urban wood was not a new concept, milling and selling locally-sourced lumber was uncommon in the Fort Collins area.

Ryan sawing locally sourced wood



As the home of Colorado State University, Fort Collins has been influenced by the school’s agriculture, forestry, landscape architecture and veterinary science programs.

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sylvia
2/28/2018 7:36:10 AM

gorgeous! the only other thing i have to say is that the wooden light fixture over the table needs to be made with, if not the same lumber, then something similar with a live edge also.







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