Peponi Woods is helping salvage urban trees by converting them into usable lumber. Thousands of board feet were saved from the landfill as part of this task. Here's a few pictures of one of the Manitoba Maple's being loaded after manually cutting off some rot, one of us taking off the first few slabs from this log, and the resultant cant before being turned into edged boards.
At just around 6' long it's a shorter log but every slab out of this log was worth it; extremely beautiful character and color. Look for a follow up post later with some details of the slabs.