What is good wood? Form Follows Forest

WholeTrees Structures used 3D scanning and minimal manual processing to turn these trees into primary structural columns.”In this masterful application of systems thinking and frugal design, the design team used trees that would have otherwise been processed into wood chips or firewood as columns in place of high embodied carbon steel or concrete”Read  More on Passive House Accelerator

Purpose Before Profit – Authority Magazine Interview with Amelia Baxter

Interview with Chad Silverstein from Authority Magazine”A purpose-driven company attracts and supports retention of talent motivated by purpose as well as a whole community of clients and investors.” Read Amelia’s Interview on Medium.com

A mill in Maine, similar to a mill that might be used for WholeTrees.

Ashland Receives $500,000 in Grants to Help Develop a Wood Products Mill

“The $1 million in new investment will support the ramp-up of a facility in the Ashland area to fabricate structural round timber. The money will support salaries, recruitment, training and some operating costs for manufacturing the timbers. Structural round timber is a slightly modified, natural tree trunk used for support beams, trusses, columns and other assemblies like playgrounds, according to …

WholeTrees, Town of Ashland and Seven Islands working to Reopen Ashland Mill

  Daniel LaMontagne of Seven Islands Land Company will retain ownership of the mill, which WholeTrees® Structures will lease. Original #MassTimber will hire people to staff the mill and work with WholeTrees to run the operation.  Read More about The Work in Maine Here

The new Children’s Museum of Eau Claire demonstrates the innovative benefits of Structural Round Timber application

‘The two-story, 24,000-square-foot building was designed by Steinberg Hart in collaboration with KPFF and an extensive team of timber engineering experts, fabricators, and forest product companies. One such firm to help bring this project to life is Madison, Wisconsin-based WholeTrees Structures. The woman-owned national timber products company aims to “improve the economic viability between healthily managed forests and the rural communities” that surround them. ‘Read the Article

MHA Interpretive Center Grand Opening

  “The MHA Interpretive Center will serve as a gathering place and cultural book mark for the people of the MHA Nation. Guests lined up for tours of the new interpretive center, and said they couldn’t be prouder to see their culture on display.”  Read More about the Grand Opening Here

Architectural Record features WholeTrees in its January Edition

Blakely Elementary School, Bainbrige Island, WA ”Resembling a human arm, a tree-trunk porch-support column ushers children into the Blakely Elementary School. Its smooth, bark-less surface begs to be touched by students…”Read the Article on Architectural Record’s Website

STRUCTURE Magazine features WholeTrees in its June edition

The Future of Structural Round Timber’The most optimal market value of a timber thinning is when it is used as Structural Round Timber in place of other high-margin mass timber and steel alternatives in commercial construction.’Read the Article

ARCHITECT Magazine features WholeTrees in its May edition

Invasive Species as a Hot Commodity – WholeTrees Contributes to Scale’Whole timbers are the original mass timber’, Baxter says. Standard mass timber products such as CLT, she adds, typically require a ‘predictable, non-variable tree, meaning monocropped agriculture, so it still points to a paradigm of mining an agricultural resource.’Read the ArticleInvasive Species as a Hot Commodity – WholeTrees Contributes to …

WholeTrees is smartly repurposing timber across the Midwest

Wisconsin-based design and construction company WholeTrees Structures finds both architectural opportunity and environmental advantage in designing and building with intact tree trunks that would otherwise be used for firewood or pulp…Read the Article