Dan planted trees for 9 years across Canada. He hit his millionth tree by year six and loved every minute of it! During this time he laid witness to mass tree slash pile burnings. The trees in these slash piles are deemed "unfit" to use which is sad. They cut them down just to burn them. After his planting career came to an end Dan still wanted to work with trees so he pursued his passion for woodworking through self teachings. Knowing so many trees were being tossed aside and burnt, it seeded the idea for Live Edge Forest and the next chapter of his life. He met Candice Sheriff in the spring of 2015 and their love for nature and one another rooted them together and LEF started it's growth.
Candice has a background in design and a fierce entrepreneurial spirit. Together with their keen eye for capturing the natural beauty and character of the wood; they source, design and hand make each piece.
They create original and custom furniture pieces + other wood goods from fallen Canadian trees, with strong hopes to inspire others to embrace nature in their homes and lives.
TREE to TABLE - Our process in a nutshell...
LEF's product line is ever-evolving as they co-create sustainable products inspirited by what they love most in life- the outdoors, yoga, our dogs and all things local.
Their hope is to preserve the simplicity and beauty of nature by keeping the tree alive.
LEF Donates 100% of the proceeds from their ONETREE t-shirt design to Ash Hills tree sanctuary in Milton Ontario, which is in the beginning stages. They also donate 10% of ALL other apparel sales to the same cause! The mission of the sanctuary is to plant, maintain and protect pressured and endangered trees such as Red Mulberry, Red Hickory, Butternut(White walnut), Black Walnut and other species. They hope their message of saving our forests ONETREE at a time will ROOT, SPREAD and GROW!!
ONETREE Design Studios is another chapter that has evolved within LEF and has begun to thrive. LEF designs are created by Candice and Dan and they are now branching out their services to others.