Yard to Table: Building a local wood economy

Life after death: a trunk’s journey

On site

A 200-year-old oak that succumbed to a storm in a suburb of Washington, DC (upper left) is transformed into firewood logs (upper right), timber (lower left) and mulch (lower right). Photos by Carly Gayle and Debbie Kaiser.

The sawmill

Cutting a log into boards at the Seneca Creek Joinery (left); this local tiny house was built with boards sawn from trees felled by the county’s Department of Transportation (right). Photos by USDA and Frank Gayle.

The woodshop

Furniture and kitchenware made in the woodshop. Windsor chairs are a specialty. Photos by Seneca Creek Joinery.

The wood splitter

The garden

In the community

Across the country




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