Benefits of Being a Carbon Smart Wood™ Supplier
Cambium Supplier Feature:
City Bench & Cambium
City Bench is an invaluable partner to Cambium Carbon and the Carbon Smart Wood™ movement. Brothers Zeb and Ted Esselstyn, owners of City Bench in Connecticut, believe deeply in every story behind every fallen city tree. Whether it speaks of personal attachment or historical significance, each tree’s story contributes to a tapestry of community history. Thanks to an early partnership, City Bench and Cambium Carbon continue to advance their shared mission of locally salvaged, locally processed, and locally planted wood and trees. City Bench specializes in turning trees destined for disposal into beautifully hand-crafted furniture. The City Bench team demonstrates every day how to create value from an overlooked resource and to generate positive impact on the environment and local communities. Zeb and Ted are key partners in Cambium Carbon’s mission to reforest the country and address the climate crisis at scale.
Carbon Smart Wood™ allows you to focus on the work you love while we help you find new avenues for growth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Carbon Smart Wood™ is locally salvaged, locally processed wood that reforests our communities by reinvesting in local tree planting.
Directly by Cambium Carbon. Cambium Carbon works to develop Carbon Smart Wood™ projects, and contracts out fulfillment from its supplier network. We commission lumber and wood products from suppliers that fit our Carbon Smart Wood™ brand.
Urban wood reuse plays a critical role in creating a circular economy that reduces emissions, creates local jobs, and fights climate change. Cambium Carbon is committed to helping to grow the urban wood movement by helping millers access more, high-quality, large-scale orders, and helping buyers understand and access urban wood at scale. We love our miller and supply partners; their mission is our mission.
In order to bring urban wood to scale, we need customers to understand and appreciate the character of urban wood. Instead of being inconsistent, it can be viewed as unique or one-of-a-kind. We also need to continue to improve consistency and communication on the supply side of the movement and are working with other stakeholders to develop these processes. Cambium works with clients to establish expectations and manage quality standards, ensuring that Carbon-Smart Wood is a reliable, sustainable material that tells a story.