Harvesting Urban Timber

This looks like an interesting book. If I was rich and didn’t need to work perhaps I would travel around Atlanta harvesting urban timber… judging by the street names there must be a lot of peach trees.

Every year in our cities and towns, thousands of trees and the lumber they contain are thrown away in landfills, buried on construction sites, ground up for mulch, or cut for firewood. At the same time, we pay dearly at lumber yards and home centers for many of the hardwoods and softwoods we continue to burn, bury, grind, and throw away. My book, Harvesting Urban Timber – A Complete Guide, encourages woodworkers to make better use of urban timber by saving the best logs for lumber. The book is full of photographs and expert reviewed, computer-generated illustrations to help make clear the more complicated aspects of urban logging and milling.


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