Just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, Sandy Crook has retired from his full time arborist business to spend more time with what he really enjoys, seeing timber turned into final products. With his full complement of Wood-Mizer sawmills and new MP360 planer/moulder, he can do everything in-house.
Established in 2010 as a collaboration between a certified arborist and a sustainable building consultant, Josh Greenspan and Alex Woodbury of Kamuela Hardwoods save logs from the landfill to create locally-sourced, high-quality, salvaged lumber for islander woodworkers, builders, and instrument makers in their Hawaiian community.
James and Nick Hunsaker run Hunski Hardwoods, an urban sawmill near Sacramento, California. Established in 2010, Hunski Hardwoods specializes in salvaging diseased and dying urban trees and milling them into high-quality slabs, lumber, gunstock blanks, billets, and turning wood.
Eric Savics and Danny Hagge established Van Urban Timber to produce live-edge slabs and custom wood furniture from locally salvaged urban trees in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Westgate Urban Woods salvages walnut trees with two LT70 portable sawmills and a WM1000 sawmill.
With 2016 being a record year for WM1000 industrial sawmill installations, sawmillers around the world report on how they are using the massive sawmill to cut their biggest logs, increase yield, and improve cutting accuracy.
Family sawmill operation, Cook Woods, produces custom slabs from more than 250 different species of wood with their Wood-Mizer WM1000 industrial sawmill.
A sawmill may not be the first thing you expect to see on a beef cattle and sheep farm in England, especially when the mill, sited next to the farmhouse, houses the largest capacity Wood-Mizer horizontal bandsaw.
Vancouver Urban Timberworks utilizes their WM1000 sawmill to produce live-edge slabs and custom wood furniture from locally salvaged wood.
Jennifer Alger recounts her once in a lifetime experience when Far West Forest Products salvaged three, old-growth, windfall, giant sequoia redwood trees in California.