Santa Clara Timber for Sale and Use!

The Santa Clara Community Foundation has acquired the timber from a recent removal of large Douglas-fir trees along River Road by Lane County. The whole cut logs were donated to the community by Lane County with the stipulation that they be used to benefit the neighborhood and citizens of Santa Clara.

The Santa Clara Community Foundation board, along with the Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO), has chosen to make the timber and associated milled lumber an asset of the Foundation. This is so that we can donate wood directly to community-related projects and/or sell some wood to obtain funding for such projects. Prices will be calculated based on current lumber market prices with discounts depending on the nature of the intended project. All proceeds from sales of wood will go toward Foundation projects that benefit Santa Clarans.

The SCCF board will have the final say on any purchase agreements. Let us know if you are interested, or have a community project in mind. Write us at with your requests, ideas, and proposals.

Santa Clara Timber waiting to be milled.
Part of the current stock of large lumber.
Some of the lumber available for community project use, or for sale for other projects.

2 thoughts on “Santa Clara Timber for Sale and Use!”

  1. I started to walk my dog in the park connected to this property where the row of trees were cut down. I was sad to see it done. It added much to the aesthetics of this part of the park AND gave respite when walking there in the extreme heat.
    When the trees (logs w/ bark intact, minus their branches) were lying there, I went to ck them out. I was curious if they were diseased. They didn’t seem to be, but I’m no expert. May I ask WHY they were cut down? It’s now just a big open, more or less barren field, with the exception of the trees & blackberry bushes on one edge. To me, it seems senseless cutting down mature trees when we should be making every effort to be preserving them. I’m afraid over time our once ebolic city will eventually be like too many other towns/cities that have removed trees for more development, making our city hotter in temps (um, any concerns for our urgent climate change anyone? We NEED to keep our trees!)

    • Thanks for your input. The Foundation certainly agrees with your sentiment about preserving trees. Unfortunately, those decisions are made by Eugene Parks and Open Space. Parks is currently looking for volunteer stewards for the Santa Clara Community Park. Such a group would have more input over what happens in the park going forward. If you are interested in helping steward the park, please contact Mark Kosmos, Status of the Santa Clara Community Park Master Plan can be found here:


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