Montgomery Parks will hold the third annual wood sale the weekend of Dec. 9-10. The sale offers woodworkers and craftspeople the chance to purchase wood salvaged from county parks.
The sale takes place at the Green Farm Maintenance Facility located at 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive in Gaithersburg. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10, while wood supplies last.
Montgomery Parks removes hundreds of dead or dying trees from parkland each year, some of which are appropriate for woodworking projects. Numerous species of wood are for sale, including walnut, cedar, pine, poplar, oak, beech, cherry, cypress, and ash.
Last summer the well-known but dying Linden Oak Tree was removed by the park service. The 300-year old White Oak stood near the intersection of Beach Drive, Grosvenor Lane and Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. The sale will include wood salvaged from the Linden Oak.
Depending on the size, quality, and species of wood, the price ranges from $5 to $400 and the only form of payment accepted is via credit card. Slabs are available in different lengths and thicknesses ranging from three-quarters of an inch to three inches.
🌳🛠️ Crafters & woodworkers, get ready! @MontgomeryParks' Urban Wood Sale is Dec 9-10. Grab a piece of history with wood from the iconic Linden Oak and more. Walnut, cherry, poplar – all up for grabs! Perfect for your next project. See you in Gaithersburg! https://t.co/2Yn7RTDHTH pic.twitter.com/W2CkgdIZ3E
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) December 4, 2023
There are no advance sales. All proceeds from the sale benefit Montgomery Parks Urban Wood Waste Recycling Program and Green Waste Recycling Program.
Montgomery Parks spoke with a customer at last year’s sale about her experience: