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Action Saw Mill and Repurposed Lumber


Saw Mill and Repurposed Lumber

In 2013, in response to trees killed by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, the TDSB launched an on-site saw mill using TDSB Skilled Trades staff to repurpose the wood from dead trees. Lumber from the saw mill is used to create school ground seating, and to support student learning in technical programs. This strategy helps with carbon sequestration and provides valuable wood for TDSB projects.

Currently we work in partnership with the City of Toronto to obtain logs to process and repurpose. Looking to get started now with improvements to your school ground? Learn more about quick wins and simple additions to support outdoor learning that do not need a Viability Review, including: DIY seating, stock tanks, picnic tables and log benches.

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