Sustainable Urban Wood Furniture
Our Urban Wood designs are handmade in New Mexico from locally rescued Siberian Elm trees, a non-native tree species that quickly out-competes desirable native plants along the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico. A high density of Siberian Elm can reduce shade-intolerant species, including quality forage, and decrease overall species diversity. The trees can dominate new locations in just a few years due to their adaptability, high rate of germination, and rapid growth. We work with local arborists who are removing the trees, turning them into beautiful furniture pieces.
These Urban Wood designs have fewer potential hazards because the wood is sourced from trees in a natural environment free of contaminants and chemicals that can be present in other lumbers. Additionally, our urban wood is harvested by a trained crew that can assess the structural integrity of each tree, reducing the risk of physical hazards during sawing or processing. Local harvesting and production also reduces transportation emissions. Ultimately, we are minimizing waste and promoting sustainability by repurposing trees that would be otherwise discarded.