Large-scale lumberyards demand uniformity within their wood processing to ensure a consistent product. However, this means that trees with distinctive formations or markings are discarded into landfills or wood chippers. The extraordinary value of a beautiful, uniquely figured tree is lost forever. In addition, because of the tremendous volume of wood material the large lumberyards must maintain, they must often resort to purchasing from commercial logging enterprises that clear huge tracts of centrury's-old forests.
From it's earliest beginnings, CAG Lumber has been thoroughly committed to the concepts of Urban Forestry. There comes the time when an urban tree needs to be removed from its growing location due to insects, disease, storm damage and development. CAG Lumber recycles these trees that have been removed for those reasons and sells slabs and lumber as well as produces live edge slab lumber.
CAG Lumber does not remove trees from our local forests, but recycles logs that normally end up in our local landfills. Our stock consists of locally grown species such as Maple, Ash, Elm, Red Oak, Poplar and many others. By further extending the life cycle of our trees and retaining the embodied energy of a wonderful natural resource, we help build communal wealth, educational opportunities and a greater appreciation for our local environment.