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Metropolitan areas like Minneapolis-St. Paul have strong markets for biomass and landscape mulch. This contributes to the a growing fallen urban tree recycling which in turn grows tree service firms, wood recyclers, communities, niche businesses, and ancillary wood-using companies. The private sector alongside state-based initiatives are important to facilitate conversion of urban wood into products

Steve Bratkovich and Kathryn Fernholz

Bratkovich, S., Fernholz, K. (2010). Using industrial clusters to build an urban wood utilization program: A Twin Cities case study. Dovetail Partners, Minneapolis, MN.

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