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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We're hiring!

Join our team as our Director of Urban Forest Renewal! This position is responsible for leading the integration and delivery of programs and services at the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Apply today!

 

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Greenprint Summit 2017: It's a Wrap!

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Trees are a tool to fight Inequality

River Park NeighborWoods: A Blue Print for Success

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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

Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientist Training

Coloma Community Center, Sacramento

Saturday, April 8 9:00A - 11:00A

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento are recruiting volunteer Citizen Scientists to monitor the city's remaining public elms for signs of Dutch elm disease (DED) this summer. This training will teach you everything you need to know to get started!

Volunteer!

Learn at Lunch: New Invasive Pests Threatening our Urban Forests

Location TBD

Thursday, April 13 11:30A - 1:00P

The California Urban Forest Council, Sacramento Region Chapter “Learn at Lunch” series provides advanced educational opportunities for urban forestry professionals and the public. Learn at lunch presentations are provided every 2 months. Sessions are free. ISA CEU's are requested for each session. (Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own food and beverage.)

This session will be presented by Thomas Smith, Ph.D of CAL FIRE.

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Save The Elms Program (STEP) Citizen Scientist Training

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community, Sacramento

Thursday, April 20 5:30P - 7:30P

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento are recruiting volunteer Citizen Scientists to monitor the city's remaining public elms for signs of Dutch elm disease (DED) this summer. This training will teach you everything you need to know to get started!

Volunteer!