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Montgomery Parks annual Urban Wood Sale set for December 9-10 

Home / Montgomery Parks annual Urban Wood Sale set for December 9-10 

Customers will have an opportunity to purchase a part of the historic Linden Oak Tree 

WHEATON, Md. – 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. 

Montgomery Parks Urban Wood Sale 

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

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

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 inch to 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. 

About Montgomery Parks      
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. Montgomery Parks  

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Accessibility for more information.