Looking for ways to see what Urbanwood is all about? Or are you interested in supporting tree replanting projects in your area? Check out the following general resources, or browse the categories to the right for more specifics.
- Global ReLeaf of Michigan Global ReLeaf if just one of the groups working to keep our urban forests growing. "Global ReLeaf of Michigan's emphasis is to plant trees throughout all communities. The addition of trees improves the environment, cools urban heat islands and beautifies our neighborhoods."
- Michigantrees.org Looking to plant a tree? This site from the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts provides information on tree sales held by conservation districts throughout the state and offers helpful advice for properly planting and caring for your trees.
- Reclaim Detroit Looking for wood from other reclaimed sources? Reclaim Detroit is salvaging wood and materials from the city's deconstructed vacant buildings as part of an innovative job training partnership.
- The Greening of Detroit The Greening of Detroit is leading the way to "guide and inspire the reforestation" of their fair city through neighborhood tree plantings and other exciting activities.
- The Urbanwood Project: Reclaiming Michigan Wood We saw what the emerald ash borer was doing to our area and wanted to create something positive and sustainable for our communities. The Urbanwood Project's partners work with arborists to collect usable logs from dead, dying, and other removed trees to turn them into products like lumber and flooring. We take wood that was a waste problem in our area and recycle it into green products that save resources and support local jobs.
- Urban Forest Products Alliance Learn more about the national efforts to promote the use of wood from urban trees.
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.