Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Future of Urban Forestry Is Far Prettier Than Mulch

Coincidence I’m sure that the morning after I drove by some great street trees that had been chopped down along Hillandale for several blocks, I came across an article in the New York Times about two guys in Seattle, Seth Meyer and John Wells, who harvest urban trees like these and turn them into furniture. Back Camera

I don’t mean just ordinary furniture and they have nine employees and do about $1 million a year in revenues. They also have commissions from Starbucks and the University of Seattle.

The business is named Meyer Wells.

Very cool! This business doesn’t just just harvest street trees like those I saw cut down to widen the roadway which I suspect will ultimately become mulch. They also use trees cut down during developments etc.

Very cool indeed!

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