Doomed Ash trees get new life as flooring


A company with roots in eastern Ontario is making the most of the region's emerald ash borer infestation by turning dead and condemned trees into floorboards. Gaylord Hardwood Flooring, a family business based in Tweed, Ont., is increasingly using trees affected by the Asian beetles to make hardwood flooring at its mill in southwest Ontario. Greg Gaylord says the company is buying up the wood, which he says makes excellent floorboards.

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