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Wudeward Urban Forest Products

Wudeward is a leading commercial supplier of Wisconsin Urban Wood lumber for architects, designers, builders and wood product producers. We are working to transform our community’s fallen or condemned trees into functional, beautiful hardwood products that can once again breathe life into our neighborhood. 


Home Grown


A distinctive hardwood with a low environmental impact, Wisconsin Urban Wood makes a significant and beautiful contribution to any LEED® project, sustainable design, or locally-sourced construction.

Custom Specifications


As your urban wood steward, we leverage a statewide network to meet customer needs for rough sawn lumber, flooring, and millwork. We also consult for onsite tree diversion.

Urban Wood is Good


Every year, trees from our streets, backyards, and parks are removed due to storms, construction, or insects. Help divert this durable, beautiful, truly local resource into higher use.

Building Community


The Wisconsin Urban Wood movement is made up of arborists, mill shops, architects, and consumers who come together to advance the sustainable recovery and best reuse of urban trees.


Discover the potential second life local trees can offer residences, businesses, and public spaces as fine lumber, furniture, flooring, art, and architecture.

Urban Wood creates community and discussion.  Contact us we’d love to hear about your upcoming project.


Fiserv Forum Spreads Environmental and Historical Message

Wudeward Projects
  • 25 Oct
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Wisconsin Urban Wood featured in new arena The sports and music fans experiencing Fiserv Forum in its first month of operation have been in awe of its upscale interior design, state-of-the-art amenities, and commitment to local sourcing. Materials used for the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks were selected to represent Wisconsin’s rich past – Read More

A Momentous Occasion

Advocacy, Events, Friends of Wudeward, In The News, Uncategorized, Wudeward Projects
  • 10 Jul
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Wudeward Urban Forest Products was honored to present the first Wisconsin Urban Wood Utilization Award to Mandel Group, HGA, and C.D. Smith Construction for their work developing, designing, and building the DoMUS apartment complex in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. The award was presented on June 21 during the USGBC WisconsinTransformation Awards. Wudeward could not have presented this award without the support Read More

Mandel Group, HGA and C.D. Smith win first award!

Advocacy, Awards, In The News
  • 06 Jun
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Mandel Group, HGA, and C.D. Smith Construction, who together made up the project team for the DoMUS apartment complex in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, have been awarded the first Wisconsin Urban Wood Utilization Award as part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Wisconsin Transformation Awards program. The Wisconsin Urban Wood Utilization Award is a sponsored award Read More

Warm Welcome

In The News, Uncategorized
  • 03 Apr
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Warm Welcome A reception area is a customer’s first impression of a business. Its design sets up the greater context of what their experience will be — if great care has been taken to create the reception area, customers can expect the same if not higher level of care throughout their service. So when Bubon Read More

Making Room For Sustainable Sourcing

In The News
  • 17 Nov
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When a company has publicly committed to sustainable sourcing, corporate social responsibility, environmental conservation, or working with and through the local community, a new construction project is the time to put these philosophies into action. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Designs may get drawn up with the best sustainably-minded intentions — locally-sourced, low Read More

Water-based Finishes Offer Flexibility

Friends of Wudeward, Wudeward Projects
  • 25 Oct
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Nature is in charge of our inventory around here. Nature determines the varying levels of character in each board of urban wood lumber, and it determines the supply volume we have for each species at any given time. When I first engage with clients, more often than not they ask for a specific species – Read More

Urban Wood Businesses in Ann Arbor, MI

  • 06 Sep
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I always look forward to visits to Michigan because it is where the urban wood movement was born. The emerald ash borer beetle was first discovered near Detroit in 2002 and soon after, mass removals of ash trees began in an attempt to stop the spread. Local networks of municipalities, sawmills, and manufacturers organized to Read More

A visit with… Tim O’Neill of The Urban Lumber Company

Friends of Wudeward
  • 21 Aug
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Tim O’Neill started The Urban Lumber Company in 2005 as a way to sell trees to his woodworker friends in Kansas City, Missouri. To date, he has recycled more than 756,000 pounds of wood and sawed nearly 110,000 board feet of lumber. I visited with Tim on a summer trip to Kansas City to catch Read More

Introducing the Urban Wood Network

  • 15 Aug
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As a supplier of Wisconsin Urban Wood I work with a network of urban wood businesses every day, from municipalities and sawmills to manufacturers and retailers. They each have their own unique story of how they got started in the urban wood business, just like I have mine. Without these passionate, dedicated professionals, we would Read More

Wudeward in the News

In The News, Wudeward Projects
  • 12 Jul
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Urban Milwaukee recently provided a sneak peek at Mandel Group’s DoMUS apartment development in the Historic Third Ward. The writer, Jeramey Jannene, said the apartments take luxury rentals to a whole new level. One feature he called out was the Wudeward-supplied wood shelving, which was sourced from the City of Milwaukee forestry department. You can Read More

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