Sustainable Hardwood Information
A longstanding tradition of sustainable forest management, bolstered
by a strong legal framework for environmental conservation, has
ensured that our forests continue to thrive and expand. Indeed,
hardwood growth has consistently exceeded harvest for the last fifty
years, during which time the inventory of hardwoods standing in
U.S. forests has increased by over 90%.
The U.S. hardwood industry's superior environmental track record
not only provides for the health and future of our forests, waterways,
and wildlife, but also produces consistent grades and allows for
constant and reliable shipments. For more information on the sustainability
of the U.S. hardwood resource, from biodiversity to harvesting and
regeneration to waste minimization, visit the "sustainability" section of AHEC Europe's website.