Frequently Asked Questions
- I have a large dead tree (or several) in my backyard. Will one of your processors buy it from me? Will you remove my tree for free if I give you the wood?
- Why are these products a better environmental choice than flooring from conventional retail operations? Would this be a better alternative than bamboo or cork?
- Can I get a custom order?
- Does my city participate? How can I make sure that my trees are recycled?
- If these products are made from discarded trees, why aren't they cheaper?
- How does this purchase help my community?
- Where can I see these products in person?
- How frequently is your inventory updated?
- Should I worry about this wood being from dead trees? Are these products of high quality? What about the emerald ash borer? Is this safe?
- I am a wood processor. How can I learn more about using urban wood? Can I sell my products on Urbanwood.org?
- Where can I learn more about urban wood recycling?
- Where can I learn more about conserving forest resources?
- Where can I learn more about the other benefits of urban trees?
- I'm working on a LEED-certified building. Can I get credit for using Urbanwood?
- How can I carry Urbanwood products in my retail operation?
- Do you work with barn wood or wood salvaged from old buildings?
- Do your partners purchase salvaged wood and/or lumber from barns, homes, or other sources?
Don't see your question here? Contact us for more information.
Visit our Urbanwood Marketplaces to see the latest products in stock:
Recycle Ann Arbor's
2420 South Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI
Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 10am - 2pm
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
101 Burton St.
Tues - Sat: 9am - 5pm
Habitat for Humanity
1605 Haslett Road
Tues - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
The Urbanwood Project is a cooperative partnership between the Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council, Recycle Ann Arbor, Genesee Conservation District, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Haslett ReStore, and several local businesses. This program was initially supported by grants from USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center. The Urbanwood Project is an equal opportunity employer and provider.