• August Hoppe

Making lumber or wood products from your own tree

Updated: May 9

Hoppe Tree Service is an expert when it comes to pruning and removal of trees. But our service does not stop there. Our Urban Wood Lab division performs custom milling and kiln drying of wood in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Projects can range from one simple cut, all the way to surfaced and sanded lumber.



The sky is the limit when it comes to milling logs and you may be surprised just how easy it is to use wood from your own tree. From small diameter logs to huge trunks, the Hoppe Urban Wood Lab can help you create a project that can live on well past the life of your tree.


We can mill lumber, live edge slabs, discs, mantles, beams, and more! Our pricing is based on log size and starts as low as $150!


  • 18” diam or smaller logs: $150

  • 19-25” diam logs $200

  • 26-34” diam logs $250

The Hoppe Urban Wood Lab Store also offers kiln drying services for pieces that will be used indoors. Drying wood is an important step for reducing the moisture content of wood before its use and helps create a stable product for woodworking that won’t continue to expand and contract. Pricing is typically 1.5 times the milling cost.

Our Process:

After our tree crew has removed your tree(s), we will transport the wood to our Grafton farm. Our Urban Wood Lab Manager coordinates with you on what type of cuts to make on your log. After milling we typically will air-dry wood for 2-3 months and then put it into our wood kiln if you desire.

Once the wood comes out of the kiln, we offer surfacing and straight-lining services for your wood. The Hoppe Urban Wood Lab Store also works with a network of craftspeople who can make finished projects such as tables, chairs, etc. out of your very own wood.

If you have questions or would like more information about how Hoppe can help you make some wood out of your trees, feel free to contact your sales arborist, or reach out to our Urban Wood Lab manager Dan Booth by calling 262-902-8950 or emailing theurbanwoodlab@gmail.com


There are lots of creative ways to use wood from your own trees!








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