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About Urban Wood

"In the United States alone over 200 million cubic yards of urban tree and landscape residue are generated every year. Of this amount, 15 percent is classified as “unchipped logs” destined for landfill. To put this figure in perspective, consider that if these logs were sawn into boards, they theoretically would produce 3.8 billion board feet of lumber, or nearly 30 percent of the hardwood lumber produced annually in the United States."

- Stephen M. Bratkovich - USDA Forest Service, 2001

We define local urban wood as any wood salvaged from the urban forest, including any trees growing in and around human settlements within Southern Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe. 

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