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April 23, 2009
The City of Atherton, California Public Works Dept.

"Giving community trees a second life" I did a demonstration for  public work personal from different cities from through out the San Mateo County. This was a great micro event, for us to work from between Earth Day & Arbor day, to complete this contract. We milled Elm logs most where over 30 inches in diamater to produce a minimum of 22 6x6s all 5 foot long to be used as ballards at a savings of thousands of dollars.
 
   
August 08, 2008
President Reagan say's tree cause more pollution than autos

Ronald Reagans infamous claim that “trees cause more pollution than automobiles” contained a grain of truth.Over its lifetime a tree shifts from being a vacuum cleaner for atmospheric carbon to an emitter.A tree absorbs roughly 1500 pounds of co2 in its first 55 years. After that its growth slows and it takes in less carbon. Left untouched, it ultimately rots and burns and that co2 gets released into the atmosphere, unless we recycle it and use it for something like constructing buildings or furniture , before it rots or burns.
 
   
June 16, 2008
Rethinking What It Means To Be Green

Heart of The Matter / Sacred Heart High School Your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases your lifestyle produces. How big is yours? Sacred Heart is looking for ways to make its footprint smaller in very innovative ways. One who visits the Sacred Heart campus anytime soon will notice there is a very large construction project that is taking place across from McGanney Gymnasium. Construction began in June 2008 for a new Science and student Life Center for Sacred Heart Prep, the first “green” building to be built on our campus. Slated for completion by August 2009, this building will include science labs, an auditorium with seating for 700 people, office space, and a cafeteria. The building is considered green not only because it is energy efficient, but some of the building materials will come right from our campus. Every summer, trees on the 64-acre campus in Atherton are removed due to disease and poor condition. Cutting down trees is never an easy decision to make. If recommended due to illness or poor condition, the decision is a little easier. What made it even easier this summer was the option to recycle those trees for use on the Sacred Heart campus. Instead of spending the money to have the trees cut into firewood or hauled off campus to a landfill, Sacred Heart put that money into having Woodfirst Sustainable Enterprises mill the trees into lumber and mulch on-site as they were being taken down. The resulting lumber will be used in future projects on campus, like constructing the science building and its furniture; the resulting mulch will help maintain the gardens of our beautiful landscaping. The cost savings comes into play when purchasing that same lumber and mulch else where, which could run as much as three times more than milling it on-site. Wood first Sustainable Enterprises is a company that travels the West Coast milling logs to lumber on-site for governmental agencies, private landowners, general contractors, architects, and know Sacred Heart. Not only does it model goo


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October 02, 2007
California Resedental Marin

Home owners complete house was made out of salvaged, reclaimed, and substainably harvest wood he had collected over the years. One minute video on Front Page is from this job in the pouring rain.
 
   
August 12, 2007
Washington Redmond

While doing logs to lumber for the City of Redmond Washington Park Department, I was cleaning my machine, and a gentleman and his son rode up on a bicycle and asked if I could work for their family on the weekend, and they had previously asked 3 other companies. So they had hired me and a buddy to work with their young sons to work on ceder that they used for their home.
 
   
August 11, 2007
Oregon Klamath Falls Residental Recovery

Elm logs turned into lumber. Used to restore a 1930 Chevy Flatbed Truck, for the deck on the flat bed. This was all built from wood milled from this tree.
 
   
April 11, 2007
Washington Redmond

from windfall Fir trees with the assistances of city park employees we milled these logs into custom 3 inch by 10 inch 16 foot long custom cut slabs to referbish their existings picnic tables tops and benches.
 
   
January 05, 2006
Oregon Lobe State Park Brookings

the location of this job was Loeb state park Brookings Oregon Milled approx 2 myrtle trees into lumber with the assistance of park employees and thier volunteer camp stewarts
 
   
May 07, 2005
Matt Harper Benefit

The benefit was at the Klamath Yacht Club located at 2700 Front St., Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 and was to help defray expenses due to a hunting accident injury. Eight months prior, Matt was hunting with a friend and his friend\'s dog jumped on a rifle, which discharged and shot Matt through the arm and side. He was rushed to the hospital in Portland for reconstructive surgery. Months later, they found a bone marrow donor.

Woodfirst donated a bench made from the white fir tree that was dead standing and removed from the front of XL Cleaners, Matt Harper\'s store. Woodfirst also built a bench in front of the store when we first heard about this injury, so he had a place to sit and reflect on what his plans would be for the future.

The Benefit was a success. There was a show of community support to assist this young man get through this ordeal. If you want to donate funds please do so at South Valley Bank Account #830607076 - The Matt Harper Benefit Account.
Questions? Call Stefanie McVey at (541) 882 3281.

   
February 20, 2005
High desert grain industry

Woodfirst received a grant for $400.00 from the Economic Development Department in Klamath Falls, Oregon to do a demonstration at the High Desert Green Industry Conference Center in Redmond, Oregon on Feb. 17th & 18th, 2005.

The juniper log that we milled at the Conference was a donation from REACH Inc.

   
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Mills Peninsula Hospital

Due to development 5 redwood trees had to be removed for a new driveway into the hospital. i found this on the internet from a bulletine from cali it was placed there by the hospitals administrator.Gail lea only wanted on slab for a bench that would be placed in thier new health and wellness garden. I was able to sell the rest of this wood to a Olonie community college in fremont california this was a custom cut 10.5 inches to for custom hand rails to be replaced
 
   
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state of Oregon Speaking engagement "Harvesting our Urban lumber"
 
   
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California Los Gatos Residental

Two Redwood tres milled into Arbore by home owner. One third of wood donated to Drift Wood Salvage (www.driftwoodsalvage.com.)
 
   
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California Atherton

Slab milling heritage oak tree. This tree was embedded with cement down the middle and had to be removed.
 
   
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Calirfornia Fort Jones

MIlled black oak for home owners log cabin to become flooring. This was 18 miles up a four wheel drive snake back road.
 
   
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Calirfornia McCloud Terra Mai

Subcontracted to Re-Saw Salvaged beams 4x12s and 6x6s into 1 inch stock (www.terramai.com)
 
   
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Calirfornia Mount Hebron

Prarie Rose Ranch Cedar logs to lumber, used to build a new beams and siding for new pole bar that they used for hay on thier property 2000 mile arce ranch
 
   
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Oregon Deer Island

Family Manage Buffalo Ranch 3rd generation logging family Fir logs turned into lumber to build calfing barn. Rained like Cats and Dogs all day. Pinkney Road
 
   
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Oregon Chiliquin Residental Recovery

Blue knotty pine turned into 6x6 beams and 2x12 planks. Home owner was local logger who built a front porch with all logs to lumber we had made for him.
 
   
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Calirfornia McCloud

DaSilva custom design Cabintry Hired as to re-saw fur beams to cover entire entire house in a mozaic designs The beams we re-saw came from the old Weed, California saw mill
 
   
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California Shasta City Retail Plant Nursery

Property owner had issues with two ceder trees that were leaning and were removed due to becoming a hazard. LUmber was then milled to be used to refurnish their Nursery Facility.
 
   
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California Etana

We turned logs into lumber which produced Purlins, Girts and Sides for a new building on their property.
 
   
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California Shasta City

We milled logs into lumber. These were ceder and fir logs. Home owner was an owner builder. This became a wrap around patio on a two story high home. And cantileavered over the sloping hillside below.
 
   
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California Yreka

Owner of the Yreka Motel contacted us to mill walnut logs into lumber for cabnetry making that he was building. Along with blocks for wood turning.
 
   
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Calirfornia Weed

Property owner had a very extreme driveway. had to use 4 wheel drive. Had to back in saw mill. Fir logs were cut into beams and planks. Property owner was to build a small cabin with this lumber.
 
   
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Oregon Cottage Grove

Fir logs turned into 4x6 lumber to be shipped with church'es missonaries to South America to build a new clinic.
 
   
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California Dixon

Cabnet maker was refered by MOnarch Tree Service from Vacaville California. This wood was turned into cabnetry in their shop.
 
   
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California San Ansanmo Retail "Green"

Black walnut was milled and installed as an eco-friendly hotel room in San Fransico. www.greenfusiondesign.com
 
   
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California University of Chico Speak Engagement

This Way To Sustainability 111 Thursday, 2:20-3:45 (BMU 303) Funding For Agriculture Environmental Mitigation Systems Ag Biomass Council, Inc., Thor Bailey Production of renewable energy and other value added productions from biomass is emerging as an industry with major potential for rural economic development in California. Sessions leaders will focus on the need and proposed criteria for a revolving loan fund and or tax incentives to help project developers with limited resources for small scale systems cover the coast and prepare feasibility studies for biomass conversion prejects. At this session I spoke about the issues of logistic and economics issues associated with diverse feedstocks from Agriculture, Forest & Urban residues, and the most cost effitive methods of disposal that meet air & water quality compliance regulations.
 
   
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Oregon Klamath Falls Speaking Engagement and Saw Mill Demo.

Ore-Cal Recource Conservation and Development Full Council Meeting Location: Elmer's Restaurant 3030 So. 6th St. Klamath Falls, Or (541)882-1881 Samll log unilization on how to increase the value of juniper which is consider a noxious weed. Because it consumes 50 gallons of water a day.
 
   
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California San Rafael Residental Recovery

Monterey Cypress and Black Acacias Property owner planned to turn into funiture in the future after aging.
 
   
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California San Rafael Residental Recovery

Monterey Cypress and Black Acacias Property owner planned to turn into funiture in the future after aging.
 
   
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California Fremont Ohlone Community College

Redwood logs were salavaged from Mills Penisinsul Hospital on El Camino in Burlingame, CA.
 
   
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Oregon Medford Roxy Ann Winery/Hillcrest Pear Orchard

In the dead of winter we salvaged out of what was to be their burn piles, 100 year old pear logs. Then turned them into lumber and large planks. This was the first use of our hydrolic slapping machine milling a heritage oak tree that three generations of ranchers have built tree houses in. The limb wood that had 2x4s going up as a ladder up the tree were milled off on one side leaving the chunk of 2x4 horizontially on the limb, became the table legs on a massive 4 ft wide 9ft long table.
 
   
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California Fremont Mission San Jose High School

Bud Finley Wood Butcher Extraordinaire I was driving down the blvd past my old highschool, saw a pile of black walnut logs behind the school. Pulled in to discover it was my old highschool shop teacher from over 30 years ago. Negociated on a 50/50 tray to cut the wood for him and his students.
 
   
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Oregon Brookings

Lobe State Park Myrtle Wood trees, mill to lumber Park rangers and camp stewart volunteers assisted in offloading lumber and stacking. lumber is to be used to build commited projects at the park itself. all these trees removed due to hazardous leaning in public areas or fallen from weather
 
   
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Oregon Brookings

Lobe State Park Myrtle Wood trees, mill to lumber Park rangers and camp stewart volunteers assisted in offloading lumber and stacking. lumber is to be used to build commited projects at the park itself. all these trees removed due to hazardous leaning in public areas or fallen from weather
 
   
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California Fremont Residential Heirtage Trees

These trees were in the family for over 100 years, the property was sold for developement. We milled sequia grand deiosa and fig along with claro-walnut. The Accinelli Family
 
   
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Woodside California Residental Recovery

We Milled redwood & Ponderrosa Pine logs that will be build into a fence line split rail style, with a triliss when completed.