Idaho Forest Products has an interesting breakdown of the tree species in Idaho:
If you are a wood worker and someone is interested in buying your piece, what story would you like to tell them about the materials and where they came from? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to say “This Black Locust is from Kootenai St in Boise and taken down by the local company, Chavo tree service and saved from the landfill by 208 Urban Timber. It was milled right here by Tuckers Timber. This tree has traveled less than 25 miles and been touched by only people who call Idaho home.” This is the history of the black locust that we have currently in our inventory.
Being able to tell that story is important (see our post “What’s Your Story” here) and it brings a lot more intrinsic value to the pieces you create as a local artisan.
And if you are local to the Boise area and would like to join our inventory group on Facebook, you can join it here.