Sustainability is defined as: The stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfill, now and in the future, relevant ecological, economic and social functions, at local, national, and global levels, and that does not cause damage to other ecosystems.

It begins in the timber by working directly with the landowners to ensure the proper care of the timberland. Timbers are a crop that will mature and need to be harvested and or thinned to ensure good quality crops, prevent disease, and provide a healthy forest floor for wildlife. Managing and harvesting your timber will protect your investment for future generations.

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The US Forest Service monitors the growth and removal of hardwood timber in the USA. That data is available in a unique, interactive map provided by the American Hardwood Export Council on the button below. Check out the sustainability of our resource by species, by state, and even by county!

Interactive Forest Map