Here is the problem - a lot of trees are cut down in cities to make way for residential and commercial construction. I'm not going into the pros and cons of the new and remodel development market. However, the fact is that a number of well established trees are cut down to make way for it.
This is where someone like Kyle Alty comes in. Kyle describes himself as an "Urban Lumberjack." Unlike a traditional lumberjack that may cultivate trees to cut down, Kyle finds those trees that are either already down or coming down to make way for construction. He is saving some beautiful wood for the creation of fine furniture and works of art.
If you are looking for some beautiful wood with local heritage, I hope you will connect with an urban lumberjack like Kyle. You can visit his website at www.chasinthegrain.com. If you know other urban lumberjacks, please let us know.
Below are some sample of the wood Kyle has recovered. They are labeled with a hash tag that starts with the name of the street the wood came from followed by the species of the wood.
Live edge serving boards from #ManettElm
#BelmontSycamore with ray fleck Medulary Rays