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Demand for Wood Products Keeps Forest Growing

The folklore notion of the red flannel shirt lumberjack carrying his axe over his shoulder ready to chop down all trees in the forest persists in the minds of many. Contrary to popular belief, we are not running out of trees.

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In fact, forest growth in the U.S. has continually exceeded harvest since the 1940s. Wood is often bought by larger companies from private forest owners who ensure quality land management. By maintaining aggressive reforestation efforts their business will guarantee to continue to grow. Wood benefits the future of their business, unless of course the demand for wood falls off. In such case private landowners might replace the forests with a crop in higher demand, reducing the environmental benefits a growing forest produces in our ecosystem. Decreasing wood use may cause other forests somewhere else to be replaced by development. According to USDA estimates, in the next 30 years the U.S. could lose 44 million acres of forest to development.

In short forest products industries replenish more than it takes and ensures the sustainability of our forests by planting 1.7 million trees every single day! A prosperous and sustainable forest product industry keeps our forest growing, and our environment healthy. Valley Box's offers a wide variety of wood packaging solutions.

Visit our “Wood Containers” page to learn more!

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Written by Valley Box Company

Valley Box demonstrates what is possible beyond just the typical wooden crate. This specialty crating manufacturer works with a wide variety of materials from wood to plastic, corrugated, metals and more. Discover how to take specialty crating to the next level.