Sustainable forests are managed by techniques that include thinning, restoration, and replanting. For every one tree harvested, five trees must be planted in its place. A well-managed forest is vigorous and healthy, effective in preserving the watershed system and valuable for the production of timber and other forest products. Our goal at Monument Lumber is to offer high-quality, sustainable lumber products and to continue having a strong environmental conscience. We only purchase lumber from modern, sustainable forests in and around California, Oregon, and Washington. Nothing we stock comes from a rainforest.
The USDA recognizes wood as a green building material. Using wood, the only entirely renewable and recyclable materials we have available to us has tremendous implications for addressing climate change and lowering emissions. Using wood stores carbon whereas using fossil-fuel intensive materials like steel or concrete increases carbon emissions.
Green Building Resources
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