Sawmills working with urban wood are at the center of the process to put urban trees to their highest and best use. With the right equipment, sawmills can be flexible to take on the varying shapes and sizes of urban logs, sawing logs into mill run lumber, and kiln-drying boards to prepare them for local manufacturers, makers, construction companies, and builders. Municipalities like the City of Milwaukee divert removed urban trees to a sawmill rather than a waste stream, where they are processed and sold at the discretion of the sawyer.




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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.