Eric Savics and Danny Hagge established Van Urban Timber to produce live-edge slabs and custom wood furniture from locally salvaged urban trees in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“Van Urban Timber started with a theory and an idea that came from Danny [Hagge]. He had a theory that there were enough urban trees coming down on a daily basis that could sustain enough fiber to run a small timber business. What we would do, is provide a free service to go and pick up these trees whether they were coming down for reasons of liability, aesthetic, development, what have you.” - Eric Savics, Van Urban Timber
“When we started Van Urban Timber we were excited because we were doing something people weren’t doing in the city. We were taking green waste and turning it into something no one was producing in Vancouver. I think that is the backbone of our company. No matter what, we are always going to strive to be recycling, reusing, and I think that’s the way of the future. Renewable is definitely the way.” - Danny Hagge, Van Urban Timber
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