#repost @forestproud ・・・ How many people do you think are part of the forest community? Do you fish and hunt? Do you hike? Do you love your starbucks coffee cups? This community is bigger than you think and there's always room for more. #forestproud
Most of us that live in states that have large forest areas have heard about the mountain pine beetle taking over and killing millions of pine trees. However, beyond that many people do not realize the environmental impact that this has on our ecosystem. Healthy trees play a crucial role in taking in carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere through photosynthesis. When trees die they release the stored carbon dioxide which pollutes our air. With the massive amounts of dead forest that the mountain pine beetle is leaving behind, large amounts of carbon dioxide equivalent to decades of transportation emission is being spewed into the air. • The good news is that by using beetle kill pine for any wood project or construction, consumers can help reverse some of these environmental effects. When the beetle kill pine is harvested for manufacturing it prevents the carbon dioxide from being released and clears the forests for re-growth. Therefore, not only will homeowners enjoy the beauty if this unique organic product, they are also helping the keep environment clean.
Whether you’re building a new deck or replacing an old one, purchasing the best in decking products from Rocky Mountain Forest Products means you’re sure to receive high quality materials at unbeatable prices. We offer traditional, exotic hardwood or composite materials for any decking needs you may have. There are benefits and downsides to each type of decking- it just depends on what your motivation and end goal is with building your deck!
Harvesting trees is much different than it was 50 or 100 years ago – today many mills employ modern forest management practices that closely mimic natural forest events. Technology has dramatically improved, and with it, the ability to monitor forest conditions and minimize our impact on the environment. Many mills have invested in state-of-the-art equipment to optimize every fiber of each tree. The expertise of professional foresters and natural resource specialists assure that wildlife habitat, water quality, and other forest values are protected. - #sierrapacificindustries
Cedar shake siding is a basic wooden shingle made from split logs. Shakes have traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications around the world. Higher-grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes, while the lower grades are used for siding. In either situation, properly installed shakes provide long-lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic, though they require more maintenance than some other more modern weatherproofing systems. • The term shake is sometimes used as a colloquialism for all wood shingles, though shingles are sawn rather than split. In traditional usage, "shake" refers to the board to which the shingle is nailed, not the shingle. Split wooden shingles are referred to as shag shingles.
Most of us do not know much about #illegallogging, what it means, and how it directly affects us. Essentially illegal logging encompasses timber that has been harvested, processed, bought, and sold with no regard to national or sub-national logging laws and restrictions. Click on the link in the bio to read our latest blog!
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