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Make your city a Reforestation Hub

Cambium Carbon works to eliminate urban wood waste by developing partnerships and markets that enable wood reuse. We create data-driven solutions to help cities salvage fallen trees, reduce disposal costs, and advance zero waste goals. Cambium Carbon has worked with cities across the country to understand, quantify, and implement cost-saving waste utilization climate initiatives.

What We Do:

We collect and analyze local data to develop reports, visualizations, and tools that cities can use to shape a place-based strategy for wood waste management.

We establish sales channels to put urban wood to its highest and best use, and partner with workforce development organizations to foster new green jobs across the tree life cycle.

We work with local partners to regenerate urban forests in low-canopy neighborhoods. These high-impact tree plantings build healthier communities, from air quality and urban cooling benefits to improved physical and mental health.

Case Studies

National Reforestation Hub Assessments

Project Synthesis

NYC case study

pittsburgh case study

Eugene case study

REforestation hub impacts

Learn what a Reforestation Hub could do for your community

$53.72 per ton

National average landfill tipping fee in 2020


Estimated 10-year value of a pilot wood recovery program in New York City

Hand-drawn vector drawing of a Tree Carbon Dioxide Storage Concept. Black-and-White sketch on a transparent background (.eps-file). Included files are EPS (v10) and Hi-Res JPG.

4.7 pounds

Average carbon sequestration of 1 board foot of salvaged wood*

World Economic Forum Feature:

City Trees Get Second Life

The city is a difficult place for a tree to survive. Compared to their counterparts in the countryside, urban trees generally get less water, suffer more intense heat, compete for space with unyielding infrastructure and frequently become riddled with disease and pests. As a result, many cities are stuck with a lot of dead trees every year….


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Where We Work:

  • New York City
  • Pittsburgh
  • Philadelphia
  • Baltimore
  • Denver
  • New Haven
  • Eugene

Interested in working with Cambium Carbon in your city?