Living Future unConference News- April 24, 2017

Exhibitor Highlight: Wholetrees At the WholeTrees booth visitors will learn about the aesthetic value, superior strength and sustainability of round timber as a structural alternative and complement to conventional construction materials. CEO, Amelia Baxter, and R+D Manager, Michaela Harms, will be present to answer your questions about how the biophilia and hyper-local sourcing of these products can tell the story of …

Wisconsin DNR Forestry News – March 10, 2017

Tree Champions Lauded For Community Service WholeTrees, a Madison-based architectural design and building products company that brings low-value forest byproducts into high-value building markets, received the second award in this category for their use of whole urban local trees in the construction of Festival Foods at the Galaxie in Madison… Read the Article

Building Green – January 4, 2017

Unmilled Timber Frames Go High Tech, Replacing Steel Variability in shape does not mean the engineering is left to guesswork—quite the opposite. The company enables designers and engineers to work with the natural shape of its trees by providing exact dimensions that can be uploaded into BIM and CAD programs (each tree is scanned using LiDAR or Photogrammetry), as well …

Wisconsin State Journal – November 26, 2016

Bachmann Construction Earns Award For Robinia Courtyard Renovation Bachmann used locally sourced hickory, walnut and black locust in the interior restoration. The original vault, used to store furs remains as well as a massive floor-to ceiling vault door, a focal point at Robinia Courtyard… Read the Article

UW Madison – November 21, 2016

Awards At Uw-madison Recognize Businesses That Serve Financial, Social, And Environmental Goals Award winner WholeTrees designs and fabricates building components from culled trees that are too small or odd-shaped to have value as saw timber. Pictured is the roof structure at Festival Foods, Madison. “Nationally, poorly managed forests are a big problem,” said CEO Amelia Baxter. “These thinnings are all …

Interior Design – October 29, 2016

Dallas Nonprofit Wings Gets A Pro-bono Upgrade By Lauckgroup Barnes then placed kiln-dried trees throughout the 18,400 square feet as symbols of natural serenity. Fortunately, Wholetrees, which supplied and installed them, did so at a reduced fee. A woman co-owns the company… Read the Article

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 8, 2016

Whole Trees Raises $950,000 Whole Trees, founded in 2007, earlier this year won first place and $75,000 in the 2015 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge. The award, which highlights the best entrepreneurial approaches that address the challenges facing America’s 193-million-acre National Forest System, was presented to the company by Barrett, who sponsors it… Read the Article

Properties Magazine – August 1, 2016

A New View At The Zoo Throughout the exhibit, steel supports are concealed and clad with trees to provide a natural look… Read the Article

Grocery Headquarters – August 1, 2016

Festival Foods Parties In Madison “Festival came to us because they were entering a new market and wanted the most kind of attraction, awe and wonder story they could get for a very reasonable cost,” says Amelia Baxter, CEO of WholeTrees. The company’s mission, Baxter says, is to utilize waste trees from both rural and urban forests for structural purposes …

SBIR-STTR – August 1, 2016

Success: Wholetrees, Llc “We have been using branched timbers in structures since 1993, and what we had found was that not only are branched timbers an abundant waste product, they are very strong, serving as bracing and spanning in buildings,” explains WholeTrees Principal Architect and Co-Founder Roald Gundersen. ”Wood connections are usually the weak points in architecture. Surprisingly, there was …