Importance of Urban Forests Underscored in Recent Study

A recent study confirms the growth of the timber industry despite Urbanization being its biggest threat

As the demand for wood products has remained stable in the almost 20 years of the 21st century, a study by Forest2Market has shown that forest productivity has grown and the idea of dwindling forestland in the south is not so. According to the study, The Historical Perspective on the Relationship between Demand and Forest Productivity in the U.S. South, the same is true for the timber industry.  This historical perspective, which was commissioned by Drax Group, plc, the National Alliance of Forest Owners, and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc., puts forth a strong case that the biggest threat to forests is urbanization, solidifying the importance of urban forests.Read More

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A Real Christmas Tree vs. an Artificial Tree

‘Tis the season to find a Christmas tree, and the facts will convince you that a real Christmas tree is the way to go.

The weather outside may be turning frightful, but your fire is so delightful, especially next to a Christmas tree decked out with ornaments and all the trimmings. If you haven’t put your tree up yet, and you’re still considering whether to get a real Christmas tree or go the artificial route, make sure you comb through the below facts to ensure your tree choice is the best one for your family and the environment.Read More

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