The Stadsplank is a cutting board, bread board or tapas board, made from a felled city tree. The tree grew along a street, in a park or in a plaza in your area. The tree has given you years of shade and clean air. While it would normally be turned into wood chips for a forest path or simply smoke from a furnace, this old tree is now given a new life, namely in the form of our cutting boards!
Each cutting board is engraved with the tree’s exact location and species name in memory of the tree that this cutting board once was. Via a QR code on the cutting board you can find more information and the exact location where the tree once stood.
Every cutting board is handmade in the city of origin. They are sawn, milled, drilled, sanded, polished, engraved, checked again and then the labels are attached. Each board must be handled by someone 8 times before it is finished.
A city tree usually lives for 40 to 60 years. Some trees live to be 200 years old but they are usually in indoor gardens or parks. A city tree has suffered a lot from the hustle and bustle of city life. For example, there is often too little clean air, too much shade, sewer pipe work, damages and disturbed ground. This can be seen in its often inconsistent structure, numerous knots, and even visible pieces of iron (nails).