06 Nov 2019

Lloyd the mill master

Phase I complete of our BIGGEST mill project yet! Our AfterPlus mill has a great story: We take the trees we remove from our urban forest and give them a second life. We try to harvest as much millable wood as we can, but the logistics around it are not so simple. This particular project is a 2-year project for the Irvine Company (the largest private landowners in CA!). We removed 43 mature Redwoods from their development site in the South Bay, with the purpose to fabricate 90 custom-designed benches, and install them back onto the site after construction. We won't get into the MANY obstacles...

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19 Oct 2016

Water: Too much of a good thing?

Despite the recent rains, it has been another parched year here in the Golden State. Water restrictions, fire warnings, wildfires...you name it, we're in the thick of it. And this drought is not doing our urban forests any favors. So you would think that more watering would help the trees. However, in some cases this can be too much of a good thing.   Of course, water is essential for tree growth and health. But depending on the type of soil (clay?) and the kind of watering (sprinklers?), too much water can lead to a number of issues: Root rot: If...

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