Sources for More Information

Bulletin #16: How to Recycle Shade Tree Materials

There is a wealth of information available about recycling wood and other yard or street vegetation. Here are some quick links to get started with stories and ideas that are both practical and inspiring.

The World of Wood Turning

There are wood turners in most communities and they are usually interested in obtaining parts of trees that have been removed from streets and parks. For information about this fascinating hobby and profession, visit the website of the American Association of Woodturners.

Examples of Organizations

Myriad organizations now exist to help local communities find ways to re-use wastes. Here are a few with Web sites worth visiting and that have links to many other sources:

Arbor Day Foundation’s Educational Programs

The Arbor Day Foundation is a leader in the wise use of renewable energy sources and wood waste.

  • Explore the demonstration fuelwood plantation at Arbor Day Farm.
  • Visit the Fuelwood Energy Plant Visitor Gallery at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. The entire conference center and lodge is heated by wood-derived energy, much of it from the wastes of a pallet mill.

More Information

Call 1-888-448-7337 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST

Tree City USA is an Arbor Day Foundation program in cooperation with:

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