Scott Anderson started Triassic in 2002 with some stone jewelry and a few spoons. He went from cutting local trees for the wood to become Triassic, the leading tree service in Moab, Utah. In 2010 he earned his Arborist’s license. A sawmill was added to the fleet and Triassic was equipped to handle the massive amounts of logs that were accumulating, turning tree “waste” into high-quality handmade goods made by local artisans.
The sawmill and tree service marriage meant Triassic could use every part of tree waste in saleable goods and furniture and provide mulch and firewood to customers. Leftover scraps were used to heat the shop in the winter. It was a sustainable business model he felt good about. A retail store provided jobs to locals and Triassic was able to sell to customers from around the globe.
In 2016 he and the family moved to Texas and brought the business model with them. He sold Triassic to the employees and formed Urban Soil, now Urban Tree Company. We use tree by-products in the handmade goods and furniture you see. Other waste goes into mulch and compost mixes and firewood.