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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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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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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Winter Tree Tips

A Growing Partnership

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

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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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Filipino-American Veterans Memorial Hall Planting

Filipino-American Veterans Memorial Hall

Saturday, March 17 9:00A - 1:00P

Join us as we celebrate California Arbor week by canopying the Filipino-American Veterans Memorial Hall. We will plant 11 shade trees and prepare a parcel of the property for future fruit tree planting. It is a great way to pay homage to the property that was once a Filipino-owned and operated farm.

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


Planting Leader Orientation

Sacramento Tree Foundation Office

Thursday, March 22 6:00P - 7:30P

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

You must have volunteered at a tree planting or care event to be eligible to attend the orientation for Planting Leaders.

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Park Volunteer Service Day

Nuevo and Robertson Parks

Saturday, March 24 9:00A - 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.