New Leaf, New Life
Fans of local sourcing, take note: the New Leaf Building Company would love to help you create something new and beautiful from the lumber on your own property.
Caleb White loves trees—and fine houses. A certified arborist and builder, he specialized for a while in building fine houses in trees. Now, with a second baby in the family, he's changed the name of his New Leaf Treehouse Company to New Leaf Building Company and is broadening his horizons.
"As arborists, we meet a lot of people and some are saddened or hesitant about taking down a tree," he says. "But sometimes it's necessary. It helps when we can offer to slab it up for them and create their next countertop, or maybe a deck or gazebo. Transforming a tree into an artistic structure that will last for generations is something people love—you can tell your guests that the deck they're sitting on grew right in your own backyard."