Resources: For Communities
- Community Urban Wood Use Planning Worksheet This planning worksheet guides community arborists and managers through the steps of developing a wood use plan. Prepared by the Southeast Michigan RC&D Council, the guide includes tips on evaluating wood needs, finding partners, and communicating with the public.
- Urbanwood Community Resolution Template A sample resolution for communities to support the Urbanwood project and high-value reuse of tree removal waste.
- Urbanwood: A Better, Sustainable Option for Removed Trees We know that wood disposal can be challenging and expensive for arborists and managers of urban and community forests. You've heard that logs from city trees can't be used for anything but mulch or fuel. This simply isn't true. Our partners can show you how city trees can still be made into everything from rough lumber for maintenance projects to beautiful, high-end flooring. All it takes is a little advance planning, and we can help you work out an efficient system to sort and handle logs so that your removed trees can find new life.
The Urbanwood Project is coordinated by Recycle Ann Arbor and is a cooperative partnership with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Haslett ReStore, and local Urbanwood producers. This program was initially coordinated by the Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council and received early financial support through grants from USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center.