eURBAN FOREST UTILIZATION

I. MUNICIPAL WOOD RECYCLING PROGRAMS

II. MUNICIPAL WOOD RECYCLING REFERENCES

REPORT ON WOOD UTILIZATION – Fruit Trees in Urban Areas

URBAN WOOD UTILIZATION AND INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS: A TWIN CITIES CASE STUDY

RECYCLING MUNICIPAL TREES (1.95 mb)

UTILIZING MUNICIPAL TREES

URBAN TREE UTILIZATION AND WHY IT MATTERS

III. URBAN FOREST SAWMILLS

The following list is being generated to provide municipalities with a list of sawmills that focus exclusively on milling wood from our community and urban forests. These sawmills have chosen to specialize in creating wood products from trees grown exclusively within our communities. They provide services of milling, transport, woodworking and/or basically converting the trees in our back yards to useable products. The trees in our backyard that provided us with shade, wildlife with homes and protected our urban soils can now live on as a piece of furniture, a bench, or flooring in your own home.

This listing is for municipal and citizen use and does not constitute an endorsement by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources of any company listed. The list is being generated as a service to Illinois citizens and as a means of informing people of the opportunities for using urban wood.

Horigan Urban Forest Products
Owners: Bruce and Erika Horigan
8110 Monticello Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847-729-1023 or 847-568-1340
E-mail address: Erika Horigan: ehorigan@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.horiganufp.com
MAP: click here

Geographic Region: Northeastern Illinois within 100 miles of Chicago area
Services: Custom milling to specifications; kiln drying; lumber stock production; guaranteed original wood back from trees in your back yard.

Species (listing does not guarantee availability- contact sawmill for a list of currently available species): ash, black alder, river birch, black cherry, elm, hackberry, shagbark hickory, Kentucky coffeetree, larch, linden, cucumber magnolia, Norway maple, silver maple, sugar maple, mulberry, red oak, white oak, persimmon, poplar, spruce, sycamore, and black walnut.

Nelson Woodworks
Owner: Daren Nelson
198 S. Main St. (P.O. 724)
Lovington Illinois, 61937
Phone (217) 873-7479
E-mail dklenelson@one-eleven.net
Website: http://nelsonwoodworks.biz

Geographic Region: all of Illinois mostly Central and Southern Illinois
Services: Custom milling to specifications up to a 24 inch wide board; kiln drying; Lumber, turning and carving stock production; guaranteed original wood back from trees in your back yard, custom furniture made, furniture repairs, wood turning.

Species (listing does not guarantee availability - contact sawmill for a list of currently available species): Kiln dried curly maple, walnut, cherry, cedar, and hard maple; Green and dried turning stock, cottonwood bark for carving; may have unique woods such as flaming box elder, Osage orange and fruit tree wood; also wide lumber of varied species.
Map: Click here

Good Hardwood Supply Company Inc. & G.H. Woodworking and Sawmill
Owners: Gerry Hamm
441 W. Bonner Road
Wauconda, IL  60084
Phone:  847-526-9301  Cell: 847-878-9340
E-mail address: Gerry Hamm Gerry@ghwoodworking.com
Website: www.ghwoodworking.com

Geographic Region:  Northeastern Illinois within 100 miles of Chicago area
Services:  Custom milling to specifications; kiln drying; lumber stock production; guaranteed original wood back from trees in your back yard.

Full millwork services available.  Ranging from mantles, custom doors, and heirloom furniture with your wood.

Hardwoods and softwoods available.  Call for inventory.

This list is not all inclusive. If your sawmill exclusively mills urban/community/public land grown trees and you want to be included on the IDNR Urban and Community Forestry website, please contact: Reinee Hildebrandt at reinee.hildebrandt@illinois.gov and provide information including: Company name, contact name, company address/city/state/zip; phone numbers; fax numbers; e-mail; company website; geographic region of Illinois served; Services provided; species utilized or marketed and if available a map of your location.

For more information about Illinois sawmills and portable sawmill operations check out the links here.