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Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin

Charter participant since 4/28/2017


Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin* is a network of independent businesses and nonprofit organizations recycling urban wood. Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin promotes the social, environmental and economic value of urban wood to communities and owners across Wisconsin. As a network, Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin drives utilization of urban forest raw materials to create the highest value forest products to increase the post removal benefits of trees. The goals of the charter are to enrich Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin's relationship with the Department as well as improve urban forest management practices.

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About the Charter

The Urban Wood Network is a collaborative network of urban wood industry professionals and stakeholders (individuals and entities) from across the United States and beyond.

The Urban Wood Network was developed in 2017 to formally unite unique urban wood industry groups and efforts under the common mission of growing professional and consumer confidence in the urban wood industry through information, collaboration, and connection.

Though urban wood utilization has occurred for decades, and informal networking around utilization has occurred in different areas across the U.S. since the 1990's, we've learned that the only way to truly establish and support full circle urban forestry management is through a unified effort. Since the early 2000's, the founding groups behind the Urban Wood Network program have worked diligently to unite, promote, and demonstrate urban wood utilization. Now our ever-growing network of urban wood industry professionals (from Municipalities and Arborists to Sawmills, Suppliers, Manufacturers & Makers, Design Professionals, and beyond) and state-specific chapters are provided access to consistent messaging/marketing tools and a useful platform for collective experience, support, and connectivity to help the industry thrive.

Environmental Activities

The Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin Charter provides value to Wisconsin by:

  • supporting UWN-WI to serve as a champion for urban wood and act as a connection between the traditional and urban wood industries, municipalities, counties and end users;
  • filling critical roles on committees and advisory teams;
  • collaborating on initiatives to seek and address current or emerging issues affecting urban wood utilization in Wisconsin and to provide training when needed; and
  • providing urban forest owners with a network of arborists who are practicing sound business management practices by following Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin governing documents and DNR’s best management practices, and guidelines.

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A Common Mission Creating Extraordinary Results.

Working to fulfill a mission to inform, collaborate, and connect to build community, business, and consumer confidence in the urban wood industry. The Urban Wood Network Wisconsin ever-growing collaborative network of urban wood industry professionals – from Municipalities and Arborists to Sawmills, Suppliers, Manufacturers & Makers, Design Professionals, Consultants, and beyond – allows consistent access to collective experience and connectivity to help the industry thrive.

They are doing more than just saving trees and wood from a waste stream, they are giving them a second life at their highest use by promoting the robust supply chain necessary to get the highest use product from these trees. The Urban Wood Network is not just a story about carbon management, it's a story about economic growth too. Benefits by joining:

  • peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing;
  • an assigned DNR liaison;
  • access to the Urban Wood Industry webinar series;
  • regional collaboration opportunities; and
  • use of the Green Tier logo and statewide recognition.

Join us at the Urban Wood Network site.

Charter Participants



  • Urban Evolutions - Appleton. Contact: Scott Boncher 920-205-8999


  • Tielens Woodwork LLC – Luxenburg. Contact: Kyle Tielens 920-621-0025


  • Sanford Woodworks - Sobieski. Contact: Cam Sanford 715-216-4265


  • Koerner Forest Products, LTD - Oshkosh. Contact: Scott Koerner 920-572-0340


  • City of Merrill – Merrill. Contact: Dan Wendorf 715-536-7313
South Central
South Central


  • Black Woodworks – Columbus. Contact: Andrew Black 608-438-2426


  • Aaron Laux Design – Madison. Contact: Aaron Laux 608-333-6159
  • Bugg Tree Care – Madison. Contact: Info or Collin Bugg 608-438-2426
  • City of Monona – Monona. Contact: Jake Anderson 608-222-4167
  • City of Stoughton – Stoughton. Contact: John Kemppainen 608-646-0414
  • Grand Inspired LLC - McFarland. Contact: Joanne Gassman 608-345-9762
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Monona. Contact: Emily Trainor 608-611-2813
  • Heartwood Tree Company – Madison. Contact: Tim Kuhn 608-344-6393
  • Living Wisconsin Creations – Oregon. Contact: Jon Roach 608-576-3455
  • Madison Metropolitan Sewage District – Madison. Contact: Rachel Feil 608-628-1214
  • Rescued Woodworks LLC – Waunakee. Contact: Jay Kang 608-345-6818
  • Simply Wiley Woodworks – Madison. Contact: Nathan Wiley 608-515-9835
  • Stephenson Tree Care, Inc. – Madison. Contact: Info or John Stephenson 608-257-1001
  • Village of Mount Horeb Public Services – Mount Horeb. Contact: Jeff Gorman 608-437-3351
  • The Wood Cycle of Wisconsin – Oregon. Contact: Paul Morrison 608-712-3780


  • King's Firewood & Tree Service LLC – Iron Ridge. Contact: Kenny King 414-254-9635


  • Wallace Sawmill, LLC – Sullivan. Contact: Pat Wallace 262-490-8911


  • Tree Wise Men LLC - Janesville. Contact: Jason James 608-751-4171


  • Aldo Leopard Foundation - Baraboo. Contact



  • ABCraftery LLC – South Milwaukee. Contact: Abbey Burmeister 262-488-7202
  • Alpine Wood Floors/Slab City WoodWerks – Saint Francis. Contact: Erich Ebert 414-788-4063
  • City of Milwaukee-Forestry Section – Milwaukee. Contact: Randy Krouse 414-286-8499
  • Hoppe Tree Service/Urban Wood Lab – West Allis. Contact: Info or August Hoppe 414-257-2111
  • Milwaukee Recreation – Milwaukee. Contact: Brian Litzey 414-475-8941
  • Sustar Woodworks – Milwaukee. Contact: Ian Sustar 414-881-5301
  • The Urban Craftsman – Milwaukee. Contact: Nicholas Hardrath 414-243-5561
  • WasteCap Resource Solutions – Milwaukee. Contact: Daniel Hartsig 414-961-1100



  • M&E Tree Service LLC - Elkhorn. Contact: Michael Vant 262-215-8749


  • Dorshak Family Tree Service – Butler. Contact: Myron Dorshak 414-322-0152
  • Lien's Lumber and Sawmill - Pewaukee. Contact: Mark Lien 262-506-8585
  • Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center, Carroll University – Genessee Depot. Contact: Todd Levine Cell: 314-578-7450, Work: 262-524-7283
  • Wachtel Tree Science - Merton. Contact: Ben Reince 262-538-1900
  • President, Wisconsin Arborist Association – Eagle. Contact: Nate Schuettpelz 262-899-0060
  • Waukesha County Green Team - Pewaukee. Contact: Debra Schnedider 414-550-2167
  • Wudeward Urban Forest Products – Delafield. Contact: Dwayne Sperber 262-443-4654


  • Kettle Moraine Hardwoods, Inc. - Hartford. Contact: Bob Wesp 262-644-8119
West Central
West Central


  • Benson Ginseng LLC – Boyceville. Contact: Aaron Benson 715-529-0140
  • Eco Urban Timber, LLC – Menomonie. Contact: Julie McFadden 715-833-6376 Cell: 715-309-3605

Eau Claire

La Crosse

  • Johnson Ops Tree Care - Holmen. Contact: Dave Johnson 608-526-6297


  • City of Marshfield – Marshfield. Contact: Mark Rykiewicz 715-486-2073


  • WholeTrees LLC - Westby. Contact: Derek Mayhew 262-442-4654



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DNR contact Company contact

Scott Lyon
2984 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay WI 54313-6727

Erich Ebert
The Urban Wood Lab buy Hoppe Tree Service
4222a South Packard Ave
Saint Francis WI 53235
Urban Wood Network - Wisconsin

* Formerly Wisconsin Urban Wood