This Year’s Urban Wood Sale Will Feature Wood From 300 Year Old Linden Oak Removed This Past Summer

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Montgomery Parks will hold its third annual Urban Wood sale the weekend of December 9-10, 2023. The sale offers woodworkers and craftspeople the chance to purchase wood salvaged from Montgomery Parks trees.


Customers will find wood from several species of trees including walnut, cherry, poplar, oak, mulberry, cypress, and ash. The wood is kiln-dried, planed, or air-dried. Slabs are available in different lengths and thicknesses ranging from three-quarters of an inchto three inches.

The Urban Wood Sale is offered through Parks Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division. Each year hundreds of dead or dying trees are removed from Montgomery Parks land. Wood from those trees goes to the Urban Wood Sale or is recycled into wood chips, mulch, and firewood through the Parks Green Waste Recycling Program.

One of the trees removed this year is the estimated 300-year-old Linden Oak Tree. The former Champion tree was taken down due to failing health. Wood salvaged from the tree will be available during the Urban Wood Sale, however, quantities are limited.

“We like to think these trees benefited our parks and the people of Montgomery County while they were alive, and they continue to enhance our lives after they are gone,” said Montgomery Parks Urban Forester Patrick Harwood.

The wood in the sale is priced from $5 to $400, depending on the size, quality, and species of wood. Payment is accepted via credit card only. There are no advance sales. All proceeds from the Urban Wood Sale benefit Montgomery Parks Urban Wood Waste Recycling Program and Green Waste Recycling Program.

When:    Saturday and Sunday, December 9 & 10
                8:00 a.m.-Noon (while supplies last)

Where:    Montgomery Parks Green Farm Maintenance Facility
                8301 Turkey Thicket Drive
                Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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