Municipality + Governmental


The Circular UrbanWood Triconomy™ (CUT) model diverts wood from the waste stream, invests in the highest level of organics recycling, develops urban milling and manufacturing infrastructure, expands tree planting, creates opportunities for startups, and reduces unemployment and recidivism for our returning citizens while giving purpose and direction to our at-risk youth. 


Urban Ashes leverages its 10 years of experience as a national manufacturer of wood goods and Founder, Paul Hickman’s 25 years of experience in green building and urban wood utilization to build the networks needed for municipalities, businesses and universities to build Circular UrbanWood Triconomies™ (CUT).


By repurposing our fallen urban trees, they divert valuable local natural resources from the waste stream and continue to sequester the carbon captured within the finished wood goods. By engaging all the businesses across the full circle of industries, Urban Ashes works to promote the employment and careers of our most disadvantaged citizens, our formerly incarcerated and our youth that have had contact with the justice system. The creation of the CUT model builds environmental sustainability, social equity and economic diversity to revitalize our communities.


Simply put, Urban Ashes designs and facilitates the creation of triple bottom line economies (Triconomy™) built around the utilization of our fallen urban trees and the reforestation of our urban forests, while providing jobs and careers to our citizens with the most barriers to employment.