One question we are asked regularly is, if Up With Trees is pro-trees, why are our signs made out of wood? Great news, we have your answer!
There are many reasons we use wood for our signage.
- The production of wood happens to be one of Oklahoma’s largest industries.
- Wood is a renewable resource; it’s something we can grow continually, like any crop.
- Most importantly, from an environmental standpoint, unlike metal or plastic, wood is biodegradable.
- Unlike most other signage these materials are manufactured locally by hand, by volunteers in our shop, minimizing the signs’ carbon footprint.
- They are easier and less expensive to replace and are safer when struck by stray vehicles leaving the road.
- The natural beauty of wood is most appropriate for our park-like tree sites.