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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.


Urban Wood Businesses in Ann Arbor, MI

  • 06 Sep
  • Gravity
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
  • Gravity
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
  • Gravity
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

Urban Heroes, Urban Wood Art Exhibit

Advocacy, Events
  • 20 Apr
  • Gravity
A Fresh Perspective Wudeward Urban Forest Products and members of Wisconsin Urban Wood are proud to be part of a travelling art exhibit called Urban Heroes, Urban Wood. This important exhibit was initially created to celebrate Black History Month in Milwaukee. It has caught the attention of local leaders and most recently had the honor Read More

Custom Urban Wood Conference Table

Wudeward Projects
  • 23 Nov
  • Gravity
Earlier this year, Wudeward Urban Forest Products worked with an international commercial real estate company to help source, design, build, and install an urban wood conference table in its downtown Milwaukee office. The table would not be hidden in a conference room, but instead, serve as an anchor point in an open area near the main Read More

Utilizing Wisconsin’s Urban Wood

Advocacy, Events, Wudeward Projects
  • 07 Nov
  • Gravity
Utilizing Wisconsin’s Urban Wood. Just a friendly reminder that on November 9th, I will be a featured speaker at an event at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Register now to learn about the role both private and public entities in Wisconsin are playing in the development of a viable urban wood industry. Read More

Innovations in Urban Forestry Award

  • 26 Jan
  • Dwayne Sperber
In December, I was honored to help present Tom Kubula and Gerard Capell with the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council’s Innovations in Urban Forestry Award. This award was given to Tom and Gerard for their role in developing the first urban wood specification based on their installation of urban ash wood in the new Mequon Colectivo Coffee. The specification outlines how Read More

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