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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News See all

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! Crisp mornings, leaves changing colors, and the ubiquitous flavor of pumpkin spice have arrived. Living in one of the most diverse urban forests in the world (Sacramento boasts more than 100 different species of trees), we are fortunate each Fall to watch as our trees prepare for Winter and our urban forest becomes a wild expanse of color. Here are a few of our most favorite colorful trees available through our Sacramento Shade Program.

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Our 8th Annual Golf FORE Trees Tournament is November 6th!

Tree Cheers for the City of Rancho Cordova!

2017’s Big Day of Giving is 26 Days Away!

Watering Trees is Wise, Not Wasteful

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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

Pocket-Greenhaven Hands On Pruning Workshop

Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Saturday, January 20 11:00A - 1:30P

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation Certified Arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future.

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River Park Hands On Pruning Workshop

Fremont Presbyterian Church, Geneva Room

Saturday, January 27 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation Certified Arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future. This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion at Fremont Presbyterian Church, followed by outdoor field training in the River Park neighborhood practicing pruning in small groups on young trees (tools provided).

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Arden Park Hands On Pruning Workshop

Arden Park Community Center

Saturday, February 3 9:00A - 11:30A

Learn how to prune young shade trees for strong and attractive structure from a Sacramento Tree Foundation Certified Arborist. Quick, simple steps you can take now to help your young shade trees grow healthy and beautiful will save you time and money in the future.This workshop includes an indoor classroom portion at the Arden Park Community Center, followed by outdoor field training in the Arden Park neighborhood practicing pruning in small groups on young trees (tools provided).

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