EAU CLAIRE, Wis.–Commercial timber construction has been raised to new heights with the first-of-its-kind Structural Round Timber (SRT) building, the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire. The project was realized by visionary Architectural, Engineering and Construction leaders across the country in close partnership with WholeTrees Structures, a woman-owned national timber products company whose mission is to improve the economic viability between healthy-managed forests and their rural communities. …The story of the timber sourcing for this project is as innovative as the museum itself. Madison-based WholeTrees Structures brought to the project Port Blakely, a Pacific Northwest, family-owned renewable forest products company. They provided Douglas fir logs with verifiable traceability from the company’s single-origin Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified forests. Seven Islands Land Company, who manages 820,000 acres of SFI and FSC certified timberland owned by the Pingree Family in northern and western Maine, provided the 30’ structural Maple Columns for the project.
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