Sustainable Forestry

Reforestation, not deforestation.

Cut trees. Save forests.

Modern forestry standards in North America ensure a continuous cycle of growing, harvesting and replanting. Demand for wood products encourages forest owners to keep their lands as forests and invest in practices to keep trees healthy – instead of clearing them for other uses like agriculture or development. Data shows that global regions with the highest levels of industrial timber harvest and forest product output are also regions with the lowest rates of deforestation. Active forest management, or forest thinning, mitigates wildfires, can cut carbon emissions, replenishes area waterways, and expands wildlife habitat while creating jobs in rural areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Sustainable Forestry

  • How is forest health and inventory tracked in the U.S.?

  • What is climate smart forestry and how can I specify wood from that type of forest?

  • How many acres of certified forests are in the U.S.?

  • How can I ensure that wood I source is harvested sustainably?

  • How many seedlings do working forests plant each year as compared to the number of trees you harvest?

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