To grow a pound of wood, a typical healthy tree uses nearly a pound and a half of carbon dioxide and gives off more than a pound of oxygen. The process reverses itself in an old forest.
Trees regenerate naturally through seeding or root sprouting, or are planted.
Hardwoods are usually allowed to regenerate naturally. Harvesting large mature trees in a hardwood forest lets enough sunlight reach the forest floor to stimulate new growth.
- Our forest and trees are renewable natural resources. Wood products come from a resource that grows, matures, and is being preserved for future generations.