Juniper: Restoring Environmental Balance
Juniper is indigenous to eastern Oregon. However, due to several factors including human fire suppression; it has taken over some areas and is depleting the water table and contributing to soil erosion. The Bureau of Land Management has suggested selective harvesting of Juniper trees to help restore the natural ecosystem.
Neil Kelly Cabinets is working with environmentalists, legislators, rural communities and wood artisans to help create a market for this wood – prized for its beauty, as well as its incredible resistance to decay. Local mills are now processing this restoration wood into durable products such as decking, timbers, and of course, beautiful cabinets.
Watch the video below to see how the Juniper tree is harvested and then becomes beautiful cabinetry!