One of the world’s largest forest products companies has announced a supply chain preference for certified material sourced from the American Tree Farm System (ATFS).
For more than 89,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 27 million acres of forestland in America, the Weyerhaeuser preference for their certified wood can make a real difference in the viability of the Tree Farms and the economic health of rural communities.
ATFS, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is the largest and oldest woodland system in America, and certified Tree Farmers meet the highest standards of sustainability and manage their lands for water, wildlife, wood, and recreation.
“Weyerhaeuser’s announcement is just what certified Tree Farmers have been waiting for,” said Tom Martin, President and CEO of the American Forest Foundation. “Healthy forests need healthy markets because protecting your trees against pests, pathogens and catastrophic fire can be expensive. These landowners are hardworking people who want to keep their forests, as forests, and keep them in their family.”