Treecycle America Certification:
Maker / Woodworker

Apply to Become a Treecycle America Certified Vendor

When a Maker or Woodworker becomes a Treecycle America Certified Vendor, they are making a statement that they care about where their raw materials come from. Using local raw materials is good for everyone and a Maker is the final link in the chain by getting their wood and lumber from a Treecycle America Certified Saw Mill. Sawyers are doing their part by documenting important details about the trees they process and strategically cutting them in a way to maximize the most useful parts.

In addition to doing the right thing, a Maker can see significant business benefits.

Unique Selling Proposition
Your customers have a choice of where they buy their furniture and other wood products. When supply and price factors are competitive, having a unique way to differentiate your product can be the primary deciding factor. If you can offer a product that is produced from a local source and can be traced back to the original tree from which it was cut, consumers will appreciate the commitment to quality and support of a local resource.

Positive Marketing
The Treecycle America brand has become a symbol of environmental responsibility in the business community as well as with the public. As a Certified Vendor, you can proudly display your commitment with stickers on your trucks, shirts for your team, and professionally designed advertising materials. A Maker is the final step in the TreeID chain of custody and with that responsibility comes the added benefit of selling products simply because you are part of a network of businesses that embraces the common goal of using trees to their fullest potential. People care what happens to their trees and want a Maker that cares as well. You will receive a customized listing on the Treecycle America website as well as support from our marketing team to help your business stand out from the competition.

Treecycle America Online Marketplace is the home of the first ever multi-vendor marketplace on the internet that only sells Treecycle America Certified wood products. As a Certified Maker, you are given your own storefront where you can easily manage your inventory, sell product, and manage your revenue on a secure, mobile-friendly website. Your products are categorized accordingly and displayed on the Treecycle America Market where customers can find everything from lumber to furniture to hand-crafted artisan products and everything inbetween. We do all the heavy lifting of managing your e-commerce including:

  • Customer Service
  • Financial management, reporting, and accounting including weekly payouts
  • Technical Support
  • Secure Modern Website

Certification Guidelines

Makers, Woodworkers, Artisans and their employees have an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to protecting our Urban tree canopy by following a few simple guidelines of Treecycle America Certification:

  1. Maintain proper business standards including liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, and any other applicable financial guarantees. This ensures protection to the company, as well as the homeowner or business owner they work for.
  2. Actively participate in the Treecycle America TreeID program. For a Maker, this includes:
    • Procure Treecycle America Certified lumber from a Treecycle America Certified Saw Mill
    • Maintaining accurate TreeID Chain of Custody by marking all finished products with the TreeID of the original tree
    • Taking photos of the finished products (This and any additional photos will be added to the history of that particular tree which is recorded in a database of all trees in the Treecycle America Certified TreeID System)
    • Adding products in the Treecycle America Market and managing your inventory
    • Providing a pickup location for customer to receive their purchases