Tree to Table

Memorialize and honer a felled tree into something special for your friends and family.

We selectively recover timber from both the managed forests and residential properties in Santa Cruz County. We can accomplish this by bringing our equipment to the site and collecting the logs or by setting up our portable sawmills and milling the wood on location. We are also hired to remove trees that can be fell, to salvage the timber.

Tree to Table

Frequently Asked Tree to Table Questions

What are all of the services that you provide?

We provide end-to-end comprehensive services including: LTO, logging, tree removal, stump grinding, hauling, standard and custom milling, lumber grading, drying, planing/mounding, finished millwork and finishing.

How is your sawmill sustainable?

1. We source our local wood from wind fallen, dead, dying or diseased trees and responsible foresting from a single tree to a sustainable timber harvest plan up to 100,000 board feet or more. We can salvage your trees into a finished wood product to give your trees a second upcycled life! 2. Our wood kiln SOL-ELY uses solar power to circulate and run the pumps to dry wood :). We are currently partnered with Dr. Daniel Sanchez at UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science to build a 100% solar kiln (heat, air circulation and venting). 3. By bringing the mill to the logs through portable milling, it saves on hauling costs and carbon emissions that large trucks produce. 4. We are in the process of getting our lumber LEED certified and FSC certified. 5. In several cases, the entire log is used. We are working on using the entire part of the log as in the past, such as slash, tailings, bark, wood chips and sawdust/wood flour. You might be surprised to learn that wood flour can actually be used for 3D printing projects! We’re excited to partner with Professor Virginia San Fratello at San Jose State University on this initiative. More to come so stay tuned!

What is walnut wood?

Walnut wood is a hardwood that comes from the walnut tree. Well known for its characteristic dark brown color, walnut wood is prized for its durability and beauty. It is commonly used in high-end furniture, cabinetry, flooring, carvings, trims, and veneers.