Wood From the Hood, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, uses reclaimed wood from fallen urban trees due to Emerald Ash Borer or other disease that causes the tree to die. With a background in custom cabinetry, they use their talents to create lumber, slabs, flooring, wall panels, home accessories and more. Each slab is marked with the zip code from where the tree once lived. Supplies are limited and unique.
Ash is a light-colored species with an open grain and a coarse texture similar to oak. The variation of wood color adds a uniqueness rarely found in wood. It is relatively dense with good working and finishing properties. The wood of Ash is economically important due to its strength, hardness, weight, and shock resistance. Great for flooring, accent wall paneling, trim.
The Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive, non-native, wood-boring pest of all species of ash trees, has made its way across the US. It has destroyed Ash trees to the threat of extinction.
While limited in supply, Wood From the Hood is a local vendor of ash and other woods. As the borer makes its way across the US, be sure to utilize the fallen trees for good and support local artisans and craftsmen for inspiring design solutions.
In addition to architectaul finishes, Wood from the Hood also makes beautiful home goods from the reclaimed wood including cutting boards, game boards and home decor. Wood from the Hood
Here in North Texas, as of late 2020, the emerald ash borer has been found near fort worth and will likely spread quickly throughout the DFW area. You can spray trees to protect them but eventually this disease will probably eliminate all ash trees in the area. When planting new trees, avoid planting ash. Look for ways to help salvage fallen ash trees in your area and around the country