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We help trees live on

It's a sad fact that all good things must come to an end.

When our favorite trees can no longer provide us with shade and shelter, we can honor their legacies by putting them to good use. Welcome to the Michigan Urban Wood Network, where local businesses transform landscape logs into lasting beauty.



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    The Michigan Urban Wood Network is part of a broader regional effort to promote and build support for the idea of recycling dead urban and community trees. Together with our partners in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri, we are working to identify urban wood businesses, help them to learn from each other, and increase public demand for reclaimed urban wood products.

This project is supported by the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program and is organized by the Sustainable Resources Alliance. Additional assistance comes from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Membership is available to the full diversity of stakeholders (including businesses, organizations, and individuals) interested in finding the highest and best use of Michigan's urban forest resources.  A listing on the Michigan Urban Wood Network is open to all who agree to the basic membership tenets of the Urban Wood Network; it does not imply endorsement of or preference for any named companies, nor does it act as proof or certification of any specific business practices.

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Incite Focus (Detroit)

We focus on permaculture, digital fabrication, social entrepreneurship and community self determination. We integrate living wood into ecosystem services and dead wood into fabricated items in service of local needs and for sale. We train and utilize local community workforce in addition to focusing on local materials.

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