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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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

Acorn Harvester Training

Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

Sunday, September 24 9:00A - 12:00P

Learn about the biology of our native oak trees and become qualified to harvest acorns for Sacramento Tree Foundation programs. Class will include both classroom-style and hands-on learning and is geared towards individuals 12 and older. This class is perfect for scout leaders, educators, and students who wish to participate in this fall's harvest. After class, Acorn Harvesters work on their own schedule to help us gather 10,000 acorns from throughout the Sacramento region.

This event is full. Please email volunteer@sactree.com to be added to our wait-list.

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Carolyn Coleman: Closing Keynote Speaker at APA State Conference

APA State Conference, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento

Tuesday, September 26 10:15A - 11:45A

For this session, the Speaker Series will join up with the 2017 State APA Conference to hear from Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director of the California League of Cities. Ms. Coleman will speak on important issues facing our cities and will draw upon the Conference theme “Capitalizing on our Diversity”. She brings 25 years of experience as a leader and an advocate in the public and private sectors to her role as executive director of the League of California Cities. She joined the League of California Cities in December 2016 after a decade with the National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington, D.C. as senior executive and director of federal advocacy. During her tenure at NLC, she oversaw the organization’s advocacy efforts and worked closely with city leaders and the 49 state municipal leagues throughout the country to advance NLC’s priorities in matters before Congress, the Administration and the courts. Prior to working with NLC, Coleman served as deputy mayor for the city of Indianapolis where she focused on economic development, infrastructure and community engagement. She previously practiced law and held marketing leadership positions in the private sector.

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Community Planting Leader (CPL) Orientation

Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento

Saturday, October 14 10:00A - 12:00P

Join our team of Community Planting Leaders in growing and protecting the best urban forest in the nation! At this orientation, you'll learn about the Sacramento Tree Foundation's mission and programs, how to effectively lead volunteers at tree planting and care events, and what being a CPL for habitat restoration or urban tree planting projects involves going forward. CPLs commit to supporting at least 1 event per month October through May.

You must have volunteered at a tree planting or care event to be eligible to attend the orientation for CPLs. Click here for more information about the program.

Volunteer!