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Can you describe your product built from sustainability forest without any certification of that.
Some customers may find that misleading. They will expect that you have something to back that up, and in cases where it is necessary (LEED projects) you will be required to submit documentation (invoices, packing slips, etc) that prove the materials come from a sustainable source. In today's marketplace, no one is going to "take your word" for the sustainability of your materials, you have to prove it.
Hello, That you or anyone does or does not take my word for it is the only determinant in my situation . I would be the one who informs "leeds" or CFS or whoever . Only those who walk my forest and see my boiler and sawmill would believe any description . Dr.Wengert has been to my yard three times ,do you believe? Independent sawmill and woodlot owner I am ,Sustainability is not an option,but a necessity . Have a good one!
According to the USDA, lumber sourced in the USA is a sustainable product, and I have no trouble making that claim.
If someone requires further certification they will have to go elsewhere.
Forests are not sustainable...trees are.
"Once the trees are cut down, the forest is gone forever." Really?
I bought a farmer's field twenty years ago and never planted a thing in it. I knew I didn't have to plant what I wanted to grow. Today there are literally thousands of young trees where corn, oats and hay used to grow.
If left to itself, without human interference, a cleared forest will start regenerating within a year or two and in twenty years will become a "forest" again.
"If left to itself, without human interference".......
The forest is sustainable precisely because it does grow back by itself. Of course, if you cut down a tree, that one trees dies, but the rest of the forest is fine and will quickly replace that tree. That is what sustainability means, it sustains itself.
Single-species plantations are not sustainable because they are planted, grown and harvested all at one time, on a schedule. Once the plantation is harvested it has to be re-planted. So a plantation is "once and done" where a natural forest can live on forever by continually renewing itself.