Urban Tree Salvage is one of Canada’s largest manufacturers of salvaged materials and suppliers of salvaged live edge slabs, reclaimed lumber, reclaimed timbers and reclaimed barnboard. We recycle and reclaim all types of wood waste, supplying raw materials to local and international markets. Urban Tree Salvage stocks hundreds of thousands of board feet of salvaged Toronto logs and reclaimed timbers ready for sawing and distribution. Urban Tree Salvage also specializes in the creation of salvaged and reclaimed live edge slab tables.
Our Salvaged Wood
Canada is a vast country with many forests covering the land. The province of Ontario is blessed with both native hardwoods and softwoods that have been growing here naturally for thousands of years. Most people relate large wooded rural forests to the lumber supply that they know of nowadays and the barren land that is left behind from clear cutting that ravages wildlife that live within.
We don’t often think of the trees in the city as a forest, but they are a vital part of the urban ecosystem. There are so many benefits from the collective assembly of these trees that can be rendered to the environment and society. Urban Forestry looks after the care and management of these urban forests. In the city of Toronto there are roughly 10 million trees lining streets, parks, right of ways and back yards. There comes the time when an urban tree needs to be removed from the growing location due to insects, disease, urban distress and development. Urban Tree Salvage recycles these trees that have been removed for those reasons and sells live edge slabs and lumber as well as produces live edge slab tables. Urban Tree Salvage does not remove trees, rather recycles felled logs only. Our stock consists of locally grown species such as Maple, Ash, Elm, Basswood, Oak, Poplar, Black Walnut, Cherry, Locusts and many others.
We in turn mill and kiln dry all the material and offer for purchase to public and trade for residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional applications. Urban Tree Salvage specializes in live edge slabs as well as creates custom furniture such as live edge slab dining tables, live edge slab kitchen tables, natural edge slab desks, live edge slab coffee tables, natural edge slab console tables, live edge slab benches, live edge slab counters, live edge slab islands, live edge slab vanity tops and natural edge accessories.
Our Reclaimed Lumber and Barnboard
Our reclaimed lumber, reclaimed timber and reclaimed barn board come from a variety of local sources. Barns across Ontario are slowly falling down if they have not been repaired from years of non-use. Ontario barns that were built many years ago were all constructed with locally grown trees that were harvested from the build location and made into lumber. The hardiness zone of the barn as well as the date the barn was built usually dictated what material was used for construction. Reclaimed barn board siding is typically made of pine, hemlock and spruce and is offered in reclaimed grey board, reclaimed brown board, reclaimed red board and reclaimed threshing.
Urban Tree Salvage also recycles demolition and construction waste such as excavated historical timbers that were discovered when building condominiums in downtown Toronto and reclaimed building timbers and beams that were salvaged from old buildings around Ontario. Urban Tree Salvage reclaims these materials and sells them as solid wood lumber and solid wood tables such as reclaimed dining tables, reclaimed coffee tables, reclaimed console tables and reclaimed benches.
Urban Tree Salvage creates products for residential, commercial and institutional spaces across the country.
Some of our commercial customers include:
Aveda, Burts Bees, City of Toronto, CMHC, Coca Cola, Concord City Place, Daniels Corporation/ Artscape, Fort York, Halsall Architects, ING, Leo Burnett, Liberty Market Place, Matas Homes, Mill Street Brewery, Nella, Omcan, Puma, Stantec Architect, Starbucks, Tridel, UofT, Upper Canada College.
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