Hey Depot Fans,
Happy Earth Day! We are excited to announce that we’ve received a CalFire Urban and Community Forestry Grant with the partnership of our lead contractor Bay Area Redwood (BAR).
Bay Area Redwood is an up and coming organization whose mission is to divert trees from the landfill and turn them into sustainably-sourced lumber and wood products.
The project, titled Upcycling Felled Urban Trees into Secondary Timber Products in Alameda County and the Greater Bay Area, was awarded $349,000 in funding and will bring numerous benefits to the region. Through this grant we will repurpose 150 redwood trees, plant 350 redwood trees, half of which will be placed in low-income communities, and expand workforce development programming with the Eden Area Regional Occupation Program
We are excited to undertake this work with CalFire and to build upon our partnership with BAR. This grant will expand the Depot’s waste diversion programming into a new industry and will result in an additional 3,750 tons of material being diverted from the waste stream. There are many more opportunities to divert trees from the waste stream around the Bay Area which we are excited to explore. If this is an area of interest or expertise for you please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to connect with you.
Sustainably felled urban trees in various stages at Bay Area Redwood’s facilities in Livermore, CA