Lumber companies have gained a bad reputation over the years. Many people believe that since hardwood decking products originate from the Rainforest that today’s lumber companies do more harm than good. If you spend the time to read up on recent reports from organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, you’ll learn how sustainable forestry efforts actually do more long-term good for indigenous communities as well as the forest as a whole.
Watch this video to learn more about the positives of managed forestry and our role in it:
It might seem illogical that cutting down trees is actually positive for the Rainforest. However, the data compiled by multiple regulatory and oversight agencies show that logging’s impact on deforestation is dwindling compared to two other industries. In fact, over 80% of deforestation is due to the slashing and burning practices of cattle ranchers and farmers.
At AdvantageLumber.com, we see to it that the forest maintains its value. By working with the mills directly in Brazil, we see to it the trees come from well managed areas, and aren’t logged carelessly.
We also sell certified FSC decking materials and pride ourselves in our sustainable practices with our products.