HARVEST + SAWMILL

HARVEST                 SAWMILL SERVICES                 VACUUM KILN DRYING    

HARVESTING

Do you have a tree that has died, fallen, or been removed, and you don’t want it to end up in the dump?
Trees are removed for a variety of reasons: natural mortality, disease or insect damage, new construction, root damage to sidewalks or foundations, or storm damage. Whether the tree is laying in the yard or just scheduled for removal, we may be able to harvest it and keep it from becoming mulch or sitting in a landfill. 
At Urban Timber Harvest, we value trees and understand that we often form emotional connections with them through the years. Once we harvest trees, we mill them to create quality, sustainable lumber and slabs. We harvest logs completely free of charge.

NOTE: We are not a tree service or tree removal company. Rather, we work in conjunction with other businesses as the tree is being removed. We typically work with cities and municipalities, construction companies, land developers, home builders, arborists and tree removal professionals, land and home owners, woodworkers and carpenters, architects, interior designers, and commercial business owners.

Harvesting Qualifications

Listed below is a general set of guidelines, although not the gospel when it comes to determining whether trees are good candidates for harvesting and milling. When in doubt, reach out! We are always happy to chat about your trees.

Species
Ash | Cedar | Elm | Honey Locust | Maple | Oak | Pecan | Sycamore | Walnut

Diameter

              

Height
6 or more feet of trunk

Characteristics

  • Straight or gradual curve in log
  • No obvious rot
  • Live or very recently dead when removed
  • Will accept shorter logs if they contain burls or crotch wood
  • Nearly any large hardwood is desirable 

 

 

      SAWMILL SERVICES

      Using our Woodmizer LT-15 wide, we can mill trees up to 36" in diameter.
      • Cut Capacity 36" x 20'
      • Must be milled on Urban Timber Harvest premises.
      Using our Alaskan Chainsaw Mill, we can mill trees up to 54" in diameter.
      • Cut Capacity 54" x 11'
      • Onsite milling available.

      Proud Member of Woodmizer Pro Sawyer Network

      CUSTOM SAWMILL SERVICES AVAILABLE

       

      VACUUM KILN DRYING

      We dry our urban lumber in an iDry Vacuum Kiln. Vacuum kilns dry wood faster and more efficiently than traditional dehumidification kilns or air drying. This means we can decrease our dry time and output high quality live edge slabs and lumber for our clients and commissioned pieces.