November 4, 2021

‘Urban Wood Sale’ on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 13-14, Will Make Unique Types of Wood Available for Projects 


Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will host its first-ever “Urban Wood Sale” on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Montgomery Parks Green Farm Maintenance Facility located at 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive in Gaithersburg. Wood that can be used for unique projects will be available for purchase from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day.

Each year, Montgomery Parks removes hundreds of hazardous dead and dying trees from the park system. Through the department’s Green Waste Recycling Program, some of the removed trees are turned into wood products that are reused within the parks department, such as mulch, compost and lumber.

“We wanted to bring public awareness to urban wood recycling and what Montgomery Parks is doing to produce sustainable wood products that are used in our park operations,” said Senior Urban Forester Colter Burkes. “This wood sale will allow people to buy unique pieces of lumber and support local wood recycling efforts.”

The sale will feature milled wood, wood chunks and burls that can be used for woodworking, furniture building or repair, carpentry or general hobby wood projects. Available lumber will include ash, cherry, maple, oak, mulberry, locust and poplar, in a variety of dimensions. All lumber is rough-sawn and un-planed.

Wood will be available while supplies last and can be purchased by credit card only.