Forest Health and Renewability

In the southeastern United States programs to support growing timber have been largely successful. While they may not have reached as many landowners as we would like, the amount of wood growing in the Southeast has risen significantly in last 40 years. Not keeping pace with that however was the market for wood from this ever-increasing wood resource base. There is a recognition that the time has come to begin insisting on wood products in order to utilize these sustainable resources. Because only by harvesting our forests can we keep them healthy and provide economic opportunities for the landowners. Therefore, the concept of asking for wood to be used is important to continue to maintain healthy, sustainable forests.