Minneapolis finds new life for urban trees doomed by beetles

Monday, January 28, 2013

Inside the shop, workers rip the lumber down to smaller pieces so they can turn it into finished products. And voila, urban trees find a new purpose.

The Minneapolis parks department forestry crews were cutting down hundreds of trees at the Fort Snelling Golf Club after many became infested. Normally the wood is chipped up and burned. But some have been salvaged along with many other unwanted urban trees.

At Wood from the Hood, they specialize in salvaged wood from infestations and the storm that came through in 2011.