A Recent Walnut Acquisition

13 September 2014

The upturning of two driveways of two neighbors along the American River in Sacramento, CA caused them to move forward with the sad removal of their beloved shade tree, a large native walnut.

The upturning of two driveways of two neighbors along the American River in Sacramento, CA caused them to move forward with the sad removal of their beloved shade tree, a large native walnut. Nineteen years previous we had removed another large walnut from their back yard and had milled it with a chainsaw mill, lugging the heavy, wide, long planks out one at a time. The most recent logs were larger and required delicate work by an experienced arborist and crane operator in order to safely take down the tree and load them onto our truck and trailer. We milled […]

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Sustainability: Thoughts for Erickson Woodworking

30 August 2014

We live in a heavily forested area of the Sierra Nevada. Out our front door of our shop and home we see 5 species of trees that feed us (lumber for furniture), warm us with their firewood, shade our house and provide habitat for 28 species of wild mammals.

We live in a heavily forested area of the Sierra Nevada. Out our front door of our shop and home we see 5 species of trees that feed us (lumber for furniture), warm us with their firewood, shade our house and provide habitat for 28 species of wild mammals. The 117 acres that we share with 4 neighbors grows approximately 300 cords of wood each year. Of course most of this is on trees that are lumber trees and ecologically important trees that one would never cut. We use 10 cords of firewood per year for heating our house and […]

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