About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Heartwood Architectural birdhouses

From www.eheartwood.com: Heartwood’s story began some 20 years ago in the small town of Star, Mississippi, when two brothers began the odyssey that transformed them from builders of homes for people into builders of homes for birds.

Heartwood Means GREEN: Heartwood doesn't cut trees. Ever. They utilize small pieces of cypress and mahogany that would otherwise be discarded or used to fire kilns.

Cypress is naturally rot and decay-resistant, a perfect wood to construct a shelter for birds. Heartwood only purchases short pieces of cypress, 4-6’ long, which would otherwise be chipped and burned that has been harvested in accordance with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) guidelines.
Brothers Jerry and Larry Glass

Guilt-free mahogany. Everyone appreciates the beauty and durability of mahogany furniture, but behind that beauty is an impossible standard of perfection. That means a lot of wood is rejected. The salvage stock has a lot of unique knot holes which is perfectly natural and attractive to birds.

We just received our spring shipment of handcrafted houses from Heartwood at the East Lansing Wild Birds Unlimited store. These one of a kind houses go fast! If you see something you like don’t wait.

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