Donate a Tree

[Photo by Lukas]

Thank you for considering a tree or wood donation to Seattle Woodturners. We are a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), and registered with the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our members proudly support a sustainable environment by obtaining and sourcing wood from salvaged, locally-sourced trees that have been previously felled due to wind storms, disease, damage, or simply old age.

What we do

  • We come to your location and use chainsaws to cut large pieces of wood into wood blanks, which are used by our members
  • We remove the larger pieces of wood previously felled by a tree cutting service or storms/wind/old age
  • We prefer hardwood species like Madrone, Maple, Oak and fruitwood (for example, Pear)
  • We do not charge for our service
  • We carry liability insurance for protection against accidents
  • We provide documentation to support your tree/wood donation(s) to our non-profit
  • We clean-up and remove wood shavings, resulting from on-site chainsaw work

What we don’t do

  • We do not fell trees, except under very rare circumstances
  • We do not remove small branches, leaves, twigs, and/or loose debris
  • We do not provide a wood chipping service for wood that is not removed
  • We do not pay for wood
  • We do not provide bonding or sign waivers
  • We do not place a monetary value on wood that is donated

Please complete the form below by adding the requested information, including tree type, size, description, and location. Clicking the ‘Submit’ button will send us an email. You can expect a response in a day or so, where we’ll generally ask for additional information, including pictures. Thank you,

The Wood Rats Team

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