Rescue

Does it matter where your wood comes from? We think so. 

What is Urban Wood Rescue?

The Urban Wood Rescue program salvages and reuses lumber from urban trees that need to be removed due to disease, pests, or safety issues. Instead of sending these trees to the landfill, Urban Wood Rescue gives a second life to urban trees.

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Why Use Urban Wood?

When urban trees are removed and taken to the landfill, it allows them to decompose and release carbon back into the atmosphere where it contributes to climate change. By salvaging and reusing the wood from these trees, it gives the tree a second life and reduces our carbon footprint.

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Services

Using a state-of-the-art electric sawmill and expert operators, the Urban Wood Rescue program provides milling and kiln drying services for lumber.

 

 

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Products

Slabs, posts, boards, and planks: Check out our inventory.

 

 

 

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How-To See all

Trees for Neighborhoods

The NeighborWoods Program is your opportunity to grow the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees. Work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to plant the right trees in the right places throughout your neighborhood and maximize the many benefits of trees for your community.

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Dedicate a Tree

Planting a tree is one way to establish a living memorial that will bring peace, joy and security for generations. Likewise, the planting of a tree can be a gratifying act, which honors the memory of a friend or relative, or recognizes a special person or occasion.

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Events See all

Sacramento: City of Trees? Addressing the Inequitable Distribution of our Region’s Urban Forest

West Sacramento Community Center, West Sacramento

Friday, July 28 8:30A - 10:30A

Recently, a new project launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) confirmed the long-held belief that Sacramento is the “City of Trees.” Using Google Maps’ street view data to measure tree cover in 17 cities around the globe, Sacramento was found to be number one in the United States and ranked third overall. While exciting news, there is still much work that needs to be done. Trees are integral to human health. People who reside in neighborhoods with more trees have lower rates of obesity, are more active, show lower levels of depression, and live longer lives. Unfortunately, the Sacramento Region suffers from stunning inequity when comparing the canopy cover of different neighborhoods, preventing many from reaping the benefits of our glorious canopy. Join us as we explore a brief history of Sacramento, highlighting the lack of investment in certain communities. Learn how urban greening dollars are working to build community engagement while expediting tree planting in under-canopied neighborhoods. Discuss how we can plan for the future, making sure that trees and green spaces are at the forefront during the design of new communities instead of merely an afterthought.

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Caring for Trees in Low Water Landscapes Workshop

Carmichael Library, Carmichael

Saturday, August 5 10:00A - 12:00P

During the drought last year, many trees died due to insufficient water. Many trees were also stressed and weakened due to these problems, resulting in many more trees blowing over in strong winds in the winter months. At this workshop, you'll learn how to keep your trees alive and healthy in a low-water landscape. Learn how to identify water deficiency in young and mature trees and how to correctly water these trees.

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Caring for Trees in Low Water Landscapes Workshop

Folsom Public Library, Folsom

Saturday, August 12 10:00A - 12:00P

During the drought last year, many trees died due to insufficient water. Many trees were also stressed and weakened due to these problems, resulting in many more trees blowing over in strong winds in the winter months. At this workshop, you'll learn how to keep your trees alive and healthy in a low-water landscape. Learn how to identify water deficiency in young and mature trees and how to correctly water these trees.

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