Quality Craftsmanship

The Highest Quality Data. Too Powerful.

Often times, the 1-meter data we collect is too detailed for carving, so we decrease the resolution to better fit your landscape data onto your desired wood dimensions.

Elevation and trail data is sourced from the USGS 3DEP program and OSM Outdoors dataset, with lakes and water features found within the NHD dataset. Ski and hiking trails are carved in using the highest resolution data available, creating an unmatched detail within each piece. Buildings are carved based on LIDAR data collected by state.

Alex Gemme and Jacob Freedman teach ski lessons at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl

Trails. Unique to Us. 

 

We carve ski and hiking trails into mountains using mapping tools we designed—technology that to our knowledge, is unavailable anywhere else.

Including trails on our maps allows you to literally get a feel for the land. Whether you are a skier or hiker, our carvings will enable you to connect with your favorite trail in a unique way you have never experienced before. 

Layered Wood. Unmatched. 

Hypsometric tinting is a mapmaker's depiction of changes in elevation via color variation. We layer hardwoods to accentuate the elevation changes in our carvings as well as to add another level of artistry to our craft.

Alex Gemme and Jacob Freedman teach ski lessons at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl
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Local. Sustainable. Hardwood.

Carving hardwoods minimizes tear-out, allowing for smoother and more detailed carving compared to softwoods such as Pine or Baltic Birch. 

All hardwoods are sourced from A. Johnson Lumber in Bristol, VT in accordance with Sustainable Forestry Initiative and American Tree Farm System guidelines. Primarily Maple, Cherry, and Walnut are prepared and carved in our Middlebury workshop. 

Finishing. By Hand.

All landscapes are hand-sanded after the computer-aided CNC router carving process. Then each model is hand-oiled with a protective coat of linseed oil that not only protects the wood but also brings out the natural beauty in the hardwood grains. 

If the landscape includes water features, a blue epoxy resin is prepared and poured prior to protective linseed coating.

Pouring blue epoxy resin on a lake model of Lake Champlain

American-made

Treeline Terrains LLC products are 100% made in USA. Our headquarters and woodshops are located in Vermont.

Our process

Local lumber source A. Johnson in Bristol, Vermont

Sourced in Vermont

Selecting our wood

We source our lumber from Bristol, Vermont, bringing the finest pieces to our shop for preparation.

We source our lumber in Bristol, Vermont, bringing the finest pieces back to our shop for cleaning and carving.

CNC router carving wood art in a workshop

Maps & Machines

Carving your model

Using our custom mapping tools, we carve trails, lakes, buildings, and roads from high-quality elevation data.

We source our lumber in Bristol, Vermont, bringing the finest pieces back to our shop for cleaning and carving.

sanding handcrafted wooden art

Intricate design

Hand finishing

We hand-finish each of our pieces with sandpaper and linseed oil, ensuring precise topographic detail.

Mount Desert Island wood carved gift at Acadia National Park, Maine

Share your story

Connecting to place

Take your piece home or on your next adventure, helping to connect you with the landscape in a unique way.