Tag: Urban Wood Rescue

CBS News Features Report on Baltimore Urban Wood Project

Furniture made from urban lumber promotes sustainability, job growth in cities

The Baltimore Urban Wood Project was showcased in a report aired by CBS This Morning on Dec. 12, 2020.

CBS News reporter Errol Barnett focused on how wood is being salvaged from dilapidated rowhouses and urban trees in Baltimore to produce furniture, create jobs and keep these repurposed materials from ending up in the  waste stream.

In addition to the Baltimore Urban Wood Project, the report features representatives of Urban Wood Rescue of Sacramento, CA, and Room & Board of Minneapolis, MN, which has used a lot of Baltimore urban wood to make furniture.


Video: Urban Wood Rescue of Sacramento

KCRA reports on how Urban Wood Rescue repurposes trees at the end of their life in Sacramento’s urban forest.

Urban Wood Rescue boasts that it has diverted approximately 200,000 board feet of lumber from the landfill. The lumber was milled from trees removed at the end of their lifespan in Sacramento, billed as the “City of Trees.”

Urban Wood Rescue is a program of the non-profit Sacramento Tree Foundation, dedicated to creating and sustaining a healthy urban forest in Sacramento through tree planting, education, and community programs for more than 40 years.

Local TV station KCRA, broadcast a feature about Urban Wood Rescue’s efforts to repurpose trees, which after being milled and dried, are sold as lumber and slabs to local woodworkers and artisans. KCRA’s feature includes interviews with Bethany Hannah, program director of Urban Wood Rescue and Mike Coffey, owner of Coffey Custom Builds.

Learn more about Urban Wood Rescue.