Urban Tree Utilization

The purpose of this guide, assembled by the USDA Forest Service, is to make officials of municipalities aware of an alternative strategy for using their street tree removals; a “recycling” strategy which can potentially turn a cost burden scenario into an income-generating opportunity. The strategy involves merchandising sawmill size logs from street tree removals to sawmills or other companies that have unique uses for street tree logs.

Recycling municipal trees by converting street tree removals to valuable sawlogs could potentially generate income as well as reduce the amount of time and labor costs involved in processing this material into firewood.
To download the complete publication, visit the USDA Forest Service- Northeastern Area.