Dean Schroeder

Dean “speaks for the trees.” He moved from Key West Florida to New Mexico and hauled a trailer full of discarded tropical hardwoods (Blue Mahoe, Mahogany, Alesia, Mango, and Sapodilla) with him. Now in New Mexico Dean harvests the burnt Alligator Juniper and cedar trees from the forests that were decimated in the wildfires of the Manzano Mountains. After rescuing what was considered useless by most people, Dean peels layers of wood away until he reveals the souls of the trees.