Old Wood hopes our model will build well equipped, trained local capacity to the end of creating global markets for scientifically, socially and ecologically planned micro-forest industries. Our goal is to enable the ‘locals’, to manage their own mountains and landscapes and help them realize profit and benefit so they won’t have to ‘eat the elephants’ in those very backyards. Wood products are everywhere and we look for the highest best uses for the most available species in forms both attractive and useful to our sophisticated consumers.
We use Ponderosa, Douglas Fir, White fir and other species from regional forest management efforts as well as fire burned, ‘reclaimed’ materials.
Mesquite is gotten from well-run efforts in Texas, Pinon/Juniper/Salt Cedar are generally from Alamo Navajo. We have ‘projects’ going in Hermosillo Mexico and elsewhere for mesquite, oak and other interesting, well-gotten woods.
We are always on the lookout for partners and collaborators with a shared vision for ‘well done’ forestry benefitting the ‘greater good’.