As part of their One Board One Tree program, Landyachtz has committed to planting one tree for every board they sell through Tree Canada’s National Greening Program. Landyachtz is excited and proud to be working with Tree Canada on a unique initiative; we are working in partnership to plant Maple Trees in the Mountsberg Conservation area of Ontario. As a Canadian company who uses maple in their skateboard decks, Landyachtz felt it was important to give back more than they take away. By planting maple trees together, we are ensuring a positive environmental future for everyone to enjoy.
The Revival Series is about finding lost and forgotten timbers and repurposing them into high quality skateboards. It is about using old and weathered material to create Skateboards that are both beautiful and fully skate-able. By sourcing unique materials and pressing them into boards at our little factory in the Kootenay region of BC, we are able to create boards that are pieces of history. Instead of being forgotten, Revival Series wood is rejuvenated, reclaimed and repurposed to live again under the feet of skaters.
The Sunshine Coast region of British Columbia, Canada, was a logging mecca during the Late 1800s. Demand for Coastal wood drove an industry that fuelled Britain’s industrial revolution. One of the industrious corporations capitalizing on this demand was the Howard Logging Company. They decided to build a rail line from their lumber source, to their mill in Earls Cove, BC narrowly passing by Ruby Lake. They decided that since it was so close, Ruby Lake would be the ideal location to store their lumber. With logs afloat along the surface of Ruby Lake for construction, the Howard Logging Company failed, and the logs were left to inevitably sink to the base of the lake. Find out more about Ruby Lake Revival Series.
The Pacific Yew is one of the more interesting trees in the forest. This species can be found growing along the Pacific Northwest coast from Alaska to Northern California and in pockets along the border of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. It’s a wood that has contributed a great deal to society. In ancient times, hunters would seek out the Yew tree when making their Bow and Arrow because of its great strength and consistent flex. Although it has poisonous fibers, it was widely used in Native American medical practices. This paved the way for its usage in modern medicine.
In the 60’s the Pacific Yew was widely harvested for further use in the medical field, using its bark to stockpile its valuable chemicals. Though not long after many of the trees were already harvested, was the chemical that was sought after in the Yew synthesized, reducing the demand for Yew trees.
Based on the nature of the Yew’s grain structure, we knew this would make not only a well performing skateboard, but a beautiful one as well. We found a great source of the already harvested and abandoned Yew and produced 500 of this board in our little factory in Kimberly, BC. Find out more about Pacific Yew Revival Series.