Sustainable logging is the best type of logging, done in a way that respects and protects the environment. But it still leaves behind wasted material. That’s where we come in.
Our Root Wood Collection is the definition of making the most of a situation. After sustainable logging operations clear trees for use, they leave behind the stumps from the trees. While this wood may not be useful for their purposes, it is still a valuable natural resource that should not be wasted.
Artisans take the gnarled stumps and hand-carve them into works of art. The natural grains and marble patterns in the stumps of the Chinese Fir trees our root wood comes from give the resulting pieces a dramatic beauty, and because they are literally pulled from the ground and carved by hand each one is completely unique. Knots, nicks, and marks add to the authenticity and charm and reflect the experiences the wood has been through, from the conditions of its growth to its removal from the forest. Available in serveware or décor pieces, these items bring a charm and history to your home that’s all their own.
These pieces are more than just beautiful, artisanal additions to your home, though. Preventing waste isn’t the only benefit of reusing the stumps. Clearing the stumps from the harvested land helps speed the regrowth process and prepares the area for new trees.
Trees are our greatest resource and ally against climate change. They clean the air, filter our water, and protect eco-systems. Doing everything in our power to utilize them responsibly and promote their regrowth and continued health is an important aspect of living sustainably, and one you can support with ease.