25 yeas ago, West Coast Arborists, Inc., (WCA) started an urban wood recycling program in collaboration with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF). (WCA) is a tree maintenance and management provider serving cities, counties, and school districts. Since a number of trees living within our City streets and parks eventually decline and require removal it became imperative to identify ways to salvage what we could.
Today, our recycling efforts have evolved into an amazing Street Tree Revival program where we are diverting thousands of logs annually from landfills. By turning these street trees into useable urban lumber we are successfully capturing and sequestering wood carbon.