Monday, January 02, 2006

Use your wood.

Have you ever wondered what happens to beautiful old trees the are knocked down by tornados, high winds, hurricanes, cars or something else? Most often they are burned as firewood, chipped for mulch or simply dumped in a landfill. But what if we could use the trees once more before the wood is destroyed? CitiLog to the rescue!

CitiLog's mission is "reduce tree waste by encouraging consumers to use good wood." To do so, they "use a combination of salvaging methods and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC-certified) wood to produce high-quality custom millwork. An industry leader, CITILOG™ is vertically integrated, which means it can remove trees from a site, process, mill, and ship them back as finished product."

If you lose a large tree, consider the ways you can make use of the wood without destroying it. If you use the wood from your tree for new hardwood floors, cabinets, or moulding, that means fewer other trees will have to be cut. As CitiLog says, “good wood should never go unwanted.”

"The tree the tempest with a crash of wood
Throws down in front of us is not to bar
Our passage to our journey’s end for good,
But just to ask us who we think we are...."

- Robert Frost (1874–1963), from “On a Tree Fallen Across the Road.”

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