Making the Most of Our Natural Resources

   Reuse, Recycle and Repair
  Our Planet


     Salvage logs can be one of many types of trees that come from
                  the forest, urban community's or the big city's.

    My goal is to produce serviceable lumber, furniture and wood
    products made from salvage logs.


    Forest
    During commercial harvesting there is always a percentage of logs
    that will have some type of defect such as rot, disease, scares or
    even the fact that the trees are not the target species being
    harvested. In these cases these trees are deemed  Non Marketable
    Salvage Logs and are left to rot, burned at the harvest location or
    sometimes ground into chips and burned to produce electricity.

    Urban
    Have you ever wondered what happens to the trees lining the streets
    of small towns or the big city's when they die or need to be
    removed? More and more areas of our country are recognising the
    value of these trees. In the past most trees were dumped at the
    expense of the city tax payers. Today some of these trees are turned
    into picnic tables for city parks and benches at bus stops.

    " I have milled urban salvage Walnut trees into lumber that
    returned to local schools for students to use in wood shop
    classes."

    Have you seen a building site cleared of all trees so that a house,  
    shopping mall or roads can be built. These trees are considered
    salvage logs and can be processed by portable sawmills to be made
    into lumber but in most cases these logs will end up in a landfill or
    someones fireplace.                                               
Salvage
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Since trees are one of America’s most treasured natural resources,
using portable sawmills to convert scrap trees into usable lumber
is another conservation measure that just makes sense.