We are seeking proposals for marketing, sales and processing of our cedar excelsior. We have a considerable volume of material available on our mill yard. Some of the traditional uses for this material includes;

  • Void fill in packaging of delicate items like glass
  • Crafting
  • Pet bed stuffing
  • Stuffing for taxidermy
  • Sports equipment stuffing (punching bags in specific)
  • Sound proofing
  • Erosion control blankets
  • Wattle
  • Weed control blankets

Open wooden box of cedar excelsior

In relation to packaging void fill, cedar excelsior holds several advantages over packaging "peanuts". This material is a by-product of the milling of cedar shingles. When dried, the excelsior may have some desiccant properties that polystyrene likely would not. When the package reaches its final destination and, the void fill is no longer needed, it can be repurposed as oppose to tossed out. Some options for  repurposing can be decoration, as a potpourri component or mulch on a flower bed.

As the excesior is a by-product of the milling of cedar shingles, the energy requirement for its production is likely considerably less than that of packaging "peanuts".

Pile of cedar excelsior

Cedar excelsior can be dyed as well.

Dyed cedar excelsior

200 cubic inch bags of cedar excelsior

We have also used our cedar excelsior for odour control in our composting bin.