Check out Manito Percussion. Manito Percussion unites art and science to create sustainable, solid shell drums that speak to the ears, eyes, and hands. Each drum is hand-crafted with the physics of sound in mind. These drums are crafted from wood that New Urban Forestry supplies. Sets of 2 or more drums are most often crafted from the same tree, ensuring even shell densities. What a great way to repurpose trees! You can see more of these great drums here.
New Urban Forestry recently has been working on some exciting new projects in the Athens area using recycled wood products. One interesting project we are currently working on is building a bridge for a local homeowner on her new property as part of a trail intended to circumvent a lake. The custom lumber pieces for the bridge came from trees taken down on the property. This is just one of the many ways that these trees could be reused to improve the property. Please stay tuned for more pictures, updates on this project, and news about other cool projects.