Arborists are a natural fit for working with urban wood. After caring for trees from the time they were vulnerable saplings, the last thing arborists want to do at the end of life is throw them away. Expanding an arborist business to offer urban wood removal service; processing into wood chips and firewood and lumber; or even making finished products are simple and convenient benefits to a consumer. Offering these services also may reduce costs while providing potential additional revenue streams. As you consider adding to your business, here are examples of what others have done.



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Our mission is to inform, collaborate, and connect to build business and consumer confidence in the urban wood industry. Whether you are looking to expand your existing model or want to start a new business dedicated to urban wood, click here to see how we can help you be successful.

The Urban Wood Network is made up of individual and organizational efforts in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin, working in cooperation to connect and enhance the full circle of sustainable urban forestry. The Urban Wood Network is funded in part by the USDA Forest Service.  This website was created as part of the grant project, Bringing Urban Forestry Full Circle: Localized Approaches for Capturing Value and Enhancing Public Benefits from Urban Forests, funded by the U.S. Forest Service. The Urban Wood Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.