December 4, 2020 | By: Jeff Franklin

Sometimes construction and expansion projects in urban areas mean that trees are sacrificed to make room. But what happens to those trees? There is growing momentum at the University of Kentucky to bring attention to those trees and their use after being removed. In some cases, the trees are being used as functional, long-lived wood products. In this video, a portable swing blade saw mill is demonstrated by an arbor crew from the University of Kentucky's Physical Plant Division. Funding for the portable saw mill came from the Coca-Cola Company through their annual contribution to enhance student experience on campus.