The Working Forest

Wood is renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and far more energy efficient in its manufacture and use than are products made from steel, aluminum, plastic or concrete. Furthermore, growing forests and the lumber they provide store large amounts of carbon dioxide that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere, adding to the potential for global warming. With proper silviculture, forests can sustainably grow high value timber that is in demand worldwide. Forests are also managed for a variety of other products including firewood and maple syrup which, along with timber, are important sources of income and employment in rural areas.


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