Westgate Urban Woods salvages walnut trees with two LT70 portable sawmills and a WM1000 sawmill. The sawmill business began with the vision of two men who recognized an opportunity to save underutilized claro walnut and english walnut trees. The rich soil and long summers of the Sacramento Valley in northern California provide ideal growing conditions for both species, but when old trees along primary roads and property lines grew to the point of necessary removal for public safety reasons, Ivan Hoath and Phil Aldred pursued the chance to reclaim that wood and make it available for the woodworking community. “The advantage of the LT70s and WM1000 is that they balance efficiency with affordability,” said Ivan Hoath.
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