Small Diameter Pole Utilization
Sustainably Revitalizing A Local Industry Through Forest Restoration
Shade & Utility Structures | Lodge Pole Structures | Round Pole Gazebos and Kiosks | Round Wood Furniture | Small Pole Agricultural Trellising | Traditional Split Rail Fencing & Round Wood Livestock Fencing | Biochar | Basketry | Mycelium Log Plugs & Substrate for Mushroom Farming | Small Log Shiitake Farms | Wood Pallets | Attractive Wood Gift Crates | Wood Stove Fuel Pellets | Biomass for Gasification Energy Units | Forest Mulch / Wood Chips | Round Pole Timber Frames for HOUSING | and so much more…
Traditional Uses & Emerging Markets
Materials thinned for forest restoration have multiple advantages of fire prevention, forest health, bio-mass for renewable green energy, and economic development.
Small poles have been used as the framework for housing and shelter for millennia in forested areas around the world. In the early years of California’s milled lumber sourced from old growth trees, the growth rings were compact and many providing superior strength and structure.
The quality of lumber found in retail stores is compromised in the wake of clear-cut forestry and as a result of logging fast growing trees with looser growth rings. It’s thought that an abundance of that high quality wood is a thing of the past. But the small suppressed-growth trees thinned from forest improvement projects are tight-ringed and fibers run the length of the timber, mimicking the structural integrity of old growth redwood.