In business since 1922, Foster Planing Mill has become known for our high quality products with dependable standards. We are true craftsmen who take pride in our product. At Foster, almost all of the lumber we use in our mouldings comes from domestic U.S. forests! We are all about keeping our work and our product local. The U.S. Forest Service and our domestic lumber companies have been doing an excellent job of managing our forest resources to accommodate current lumber needs, as well as to maintain the resource for future generations.
Most of our production at Foster uses basswood, which comes from the American Linden tree. Linden trees are abundant in an area stretching from the Appalachian Mountains west into the Great Lakes area and north into Canada. There is no shortage of basswood; it is quite plentiful.