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•BEST WOOD SOURCE EVER!! Today we got wood from a tree that grew in front of Phelps Gate on Old Campus. For the past 45 years this elm tree welcomed almost every freshman to campus and every graduation commencement procession passed under its branches. The tree died this summer and had to be removed this week but we hope to have items made from the wood in the coming months (9/1/12).

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•Three New Wood Sources.  Wood from three iconic trees on Yale's campus have been added to our inventory: a 35 year old elm tree from the heart of campus between Harkness Hall and Calhoun College, a 55 year old maple tree that grew across the street from the Divinity School, and a 135 year old red oak from the courtyard of the Kline Chemistry Laboratory.  Products from these trees available in 2013. (7/22/12)

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•SOM Yew.  Bowls from the giant Yew tree that grew next to Mud Library and across the street from Engels Rink are now available.  This tree was cut in preparation for building the new colleges.  (5/20/12)

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•Presidential Gift.  The Yale School of Management presented one of our SOM Oak bowls to Shimon Peres, the 9th and current president of the state of Israel. (3/4/12)

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•Fairhaven Furniture.  We are proud to announce that a sampling of Yale Bowls are now available for sale at Fairhaven Furniture, the upscale home decoration store in New Haven CT. (2/28/12)

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•Hockey Maple and Chemistry White Oak Bowls.  This month we introduced bowls made from the Hockey Maple and Chemistry White Oak trees that grew on Prospect Street.  Three of the Hockey Maple bowls have been presented to members of the Yale Corporation for their service to the University (11/28/11).

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•Wood from the New Colleges.  The preparation for the new colleges is proceeding at a rapid pace and several trees had to be removed to make way for the construction.  We collected wood from a 26" diameter Yew tree whose heartwood is almost purple in color.  We also collected wood from a cherry tree that grew next to Mudd Library.  If all goes well, bowls from these trees will be available in the summer of 2012 (9/12/11).  

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•The Study at Yale.  Our bowls and pens are now available for sale at The Study, the boutique hotel on Chapel Street. During the graduate weekend, The Study presented each of its guests one of our pens made from the botanical garden walnut tree (5/25/11).

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•Prospect Street Trees.  We were able to salvage wood from several of the trees that were removed this week on Prospect Street.  This includes four maple trees in front of the Hockey rink, an oak tree in front of the Yale College Dean's house and an oak tree in front of the Chemistry building.  We expect to have products from these trees later this Fall (4/6/11).

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•Morse College Oak. Several new bowls were added to the site including two natural edge bowls from a new wood source, a massive black oak tree that grew in front of Morse College and across the street from the Payne Whitney gym.  Anyone who took the Jock Walk between Morse and Stiles walked under the shade of this tree (3/4/11).

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•Machu Picchu Bowl. One of our Yale Bowls from the Botanical Walnut tree was presented to the Peruvian delegation as part of the ceremony to finalize the agreement between Yale and Peru over the Machu Picchu artifacts (2/11/11).  Read Article

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•Gingko Pens. Pens are now available from a magnificent 100+ year old Gingko tree (Gingko biloba) that grew directly across the street from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History on Whitney Avenue. This tree was likely in place when Hirum Bingham returned to the Peabody Museum following his discovery of Machu Picchu 100 years ago in 1911 (1/26/11).

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•Bowla-Bowla.  Yale Bowls was the subject of a feature story in the January 2011 edition of Woodshop News including a photo of a natural edge bowl made from the Peabody Gingko tree (1/15/11).  Read Article

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•Campus Customs. Our pens are now available for sale at Campus Customs, the Yale merchandise store next to the University bookstore (11/22/10).

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•Admissions Beech Bowls.  The final six Admissions Beech bowls are finished and available. There is no wood left from this tree so these are the last of the bowls that will be crafted from this wood source (10/18/10).

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•Cover Story in Yale Daily News.  Check out the article about Yale Bowls that appeared on the front page of the Yale Daily News today.  The link also includes a video of how we turn Yale trees into Yale Bowls (10/11/10).  Read Article

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•Ezra Stiles Beech.  Today we added pens made from a beech tree that grew in front of the dining hall of the Ezra Stiles courtyard for the entire history of the College (1958 to 2010) (9/5/10).

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•Website Goes Live.  Today we took the yalebowls.com website live (8/26/10).

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