Thirty-six million trees fall in US cities each year--most end up wasted. We are tech-enabling the $29B urban forestry industry starting by building a two-sided marketplace connecting disaggregated urban wood supply to robust wood products demand.

Our company has two goals: to create long-term climate impact and to benefit communities today. We offer a scalable model for emissions reductions that also provides much needed social co-benefits. 83% of the US lives in cities. We’re on a mission to create more vibrant, resilient cities, by helping to equitably restore trees across the urban landscape.

Urban forestry is composed of fragmented supply chains, in which small woodshops utilize only a small fraction of supply. Cambium provides a platform to connect salvaged wood to the market, increasing material efficiency and reinvesting in canopy restoration. We have powerful partnerships (USFS, Arbor Day Foundation, World Resource Institute), deep relationships with millers, and own the...
Thirty-six million trees fall in US cities each year--most end up wasted. We are tech-enabling the $29B urban forestry industry starting by building a two-sided marketplace connecting disaggregated urban wood supply to robust wood products demand.

Our company has two goals: to create long-term climate impact and to benefit communities today. We offer a scalable model for emissions reductions that also provides much needed social co-benefits. 83% of the US lives in cities. We’re on a mission to create more vibrant, resilient cities, by helping to equitably restore trees across the urban landscape.

Urban forestry is composed of fragmented supply chains, in which small woodshops utilize only a small fraction of supply. Cambium provides a platform to connect salvaged wood to the market, increasing material efficiency and reinvesting in canopy restoration. We have powerful partnerships (USFS, Arbor Day Foundation, World Resource Institute), deep relationships with millers, and own the Carbon Smart WoodTM brand.

Cambium Carbon’s Carbon Smart Wood generates impact by: 1. diversion of wood waste from landfill, mulching, and burning, storing carbon in durable products. 2. Displacement of traditional lumber products, avoiding tree harvest, transportation, and production emissions. 3. Reinvesting 15% of profits into new tree planting, catalyzing new carbon sequestration, stormwater management, air pollution mitigation, and energy savings.

If all US urban tree waste was recycled, emissions reductions would equal 56 Mt of CO2e annually. At the same time, carbon uptake through urban reforestation alone can reach 23 MtCO2e per year by 2050.
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Benj Selden
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Jacob Pederson
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Jacob Pederson I am an MS, MPA, and arborist. I excel as a coordinator and facilitator. I love working with people who want to improve their communities.