Rescue

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

What is Urban Wood Rescue?

The Urban Wood Rescue program salvages urban trees that need to be removed due to disease, pests, or safety issues and mills the wood into usable lumber. 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

"Felled" Movie Screening

We are very excited to invite you to Sacramento’s premier showing of Felled, a documentary film about giving new life to fallen urban trees. Join us at the Tower Theater to see this terrific film and to get a sneak peek into what our Urban Wood Rescue program has been up to. The screening will be on Tuesday, March 6 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Get your tickets today, they won’t last long.

2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Winter Tree Tips

A Growing Partnership

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

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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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Events See all

NeighborWoods Planting at Fern Bacon Middle School

Fern Bacon Middle School

Saturday, March 3 8:45A - 1:00P

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation as we celebrate California Arbor Week by canopying the campus of Fern Bacon Middle School. Spring is the perfect time to fill the campus with 60 more shade trees and mulch its existing trees so they remain strong, vibrant, and healthy for years to come.

Please arrive at 8:45am so that we’re ready to start planting by 9:00am.

There is plenty of parking available in the school parking lot and in front of the school on Cuny Ave.

Volunteer

"Felled" Movie Screening

Tower Theatre

Tuesday, March 6 6:30P - 8:30P

We are very excited to invite you to Sacramento’s premier showing of Felled, a documentary film about giving new life to fallen urban trees. Join us at the Tower Theater to see this terrific film and to get a sneak peek into what our Urban Wood Rescue program has been up to. Get your tickets today, they won’t last long. 

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Park Volunteer Service Day

Nuevo and Robertson Parks

Saturday, March 24 8:45A - 1:00P

This community volunteer day is focused on planting and maintaining trees in North Sacramento (District 2) to ensure that native trees and plant species remain an integral part of the urban forest in Del Paso Heights. This effort intends to increase the biodiversity of the park ecology at Nuevo and Robertson Parks by recruiting at least 50 volunteers that live in North Sacramento, District 2. All are welcome to attend and local residents of North Sacramento are highly encouraged to join the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance. Our goal is to plant at least 25 trees at Robertson Park, maintain at least 25 trees at Nuevo Park, and establish a native plant garden near the children’s playground.

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