Wood From the Hood will work with any certified Arborist,  we recommend:

Certified Arborists

Hugo Tree Service

Hugo, MN
(651) 429-4705

Bratt Tree Services

Minneapolis, MN
(612) 721-4153

Vineland Tree Service

Minneapolis, MN
(612) 872-0205

Rainbow Treecare West Metro

Minnetonka, MN
(612) 284-5794

Rainbow Treecare East Metro

Little Canada, MN
(612) 284-5869

Have a different tree service company in mind? Contact us or have them contact us directly.

If you have a tree coming down, you can:

  1. Donate the trunk.
  2. Hire us to mill & dry your trunk into lumber.
  3. Hire us to fabricate a custom project for your home using the lumber we mill from your beloved tree.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my tree qualify for your mill & dry (lumber) service or as a donation?

  • We accept only single-stem, hardwood (deciduous) tree trunks, cut to a foot above the first main branch.
  • The trunk, up to the first main branch, should be a minimum of 102” long and 18” wide, and left in its entirety to the extent possible.
  • The trunk should be solid and straight, which we will need to determine by visual inspection.
  • The trunk will need to be left outside of any fencing, within 10’ of a street or driveway, and with 20’ overhead clearance.
  • Please allow us 7-10 business days for pick-up.
  • In the case of a donation within the metro area, we will pick-up at no charge to you.

To help us determine if your tree trunk can be reclaimed, email us a picture along with the details related to the points above. If it qualifies we will send you our Log contract for you to sign and submit to us along with your deposit. You will need to hire a tree service provider to remove the tree, then confirm it has been left for us as indicated above.

How much is your mill & dry (lumber) service? Pricing in form: Log Pickup and Storage Form

What if I want you to use the lumber from my tree to fabricate a custom project? You’ll want to know the cost involved upfront to help you determine your level of commitment to this trajectory. To get a project estimate along with your tree’s confirmation (see above), please include in your inquiry the project you have in mind along with dimensions and a picture or drawing of your design concept.

Is my tree worth money? Wood From the Hood does not compensate for tree donation; however, you can find more information from the Department of Natural Resources on what a tree may be worth on the lumber market.

Is it OK to use diseased wood such as Emerald Ash Bore or Dutch Elm or other trees that have died due to disease? Yes! In general, the core of the tree is not infected and it is only a matter of removing the bark and a small amount of surface wood to make the tree useable.