Brazilian Lumber Does A Great Job Protecting The Earth
The Earth needs to be protected, and Brazilian Lumber is doing its part to contribute to this cause. As a company that specializes in producing and selling lumber, we have taken on the challenge of following sustainable forestry management practices to minimize environmental impact.
Since tomorrow is Earth Day, we want to share with you how our process contributes to the preservation of the forests and the planet.
At Brazilian Lumber, we follow 4 steps in our forestry procedure. First, we keep a register of flora and fauna, identifying each species. Second, we select only 3 to 4 trees per hectare to be harvested. Third, the selection is made on mature trees that have completed their life cycle. And last but not least, we have a chain of custody for 100% of our trees, which helps certify that our process is sustainable.
Here is what Laura, one of Brazilian Lumber’s owners, said about the topic during an interview. “We have to follow all the protocols and all the local laws on harvesting to do it right, respecting the cycle of the trees and the environment itself. If local harvesting laws weren’t there, what other interest would go in? Farming and Mining, and what do farming and mining industries do? They cut down every tree, not even to sell that lumber; they just burn it, and then there is a lot of air and water pollution. So really, when you go in for milling trees is a very sustainable, responsible action that, by being done properly, does not harm the environment”.
Protecting the Earth is one of our core values. As a company, we are committed to doing our part in taking care of the forests, biodiversity, and the planet. By following sustainable forestry management practices, we can ensure that the next generations will have enough resources.
That is exactly what sustainable forestry management means. A practice that involves managing forest resources to meet existing needs without compromising what future generations may need. It consists of a range of methods, including reforestation, selective cutting, and monitoring the health of the forest ecosystem.
For a better comprehension, let’s go deeper into some of these practices:
Steps For Protecting The Earth When Logging
1. Selective Cutting
This involves carefully selecting trees to be harvested based on their size, maturity, and health. By selecting only the trees that have accomplished their life cycle, the company can ensure that the forest ecosystem is not disturbed more than necessary.
For proper harvesting, it is essential to use equipment and techniques that minimize the impact on the forest. For example, choosing chainsaws specially designed to make smaller cuts reduces the amount of waste generated during harvesting.
Once the lumber is harvested, it is transported to the processing facilities, where various wood products are manufactured. The company must control the process, ensuring that all waste generated is recycled or reused.
At Brazilian Lumber, we have a 100% chain of custody, so we know where our wood has been and how it has been treated for its production.
Finally, the lumber is sold to customers seeking high-quality, sustainable wood products. Brazilian Lumber is proud to offer lumber that is harvested and processed in an earth-friendly manner.
To sum up, a lumber industry can have sustainable forestry management by carefully selecting trees before logging to harvest only the mature ones. Then, for the harvesting phase, it is essential to use low-impact logging techniques and commit to recycling and reusing residues.
As a consumer, you can also do your part to help preserve the Earth by buying high-quality, sustainable lumber products. Brazilian Lumber offers -certified wood (Forest Stewardship Council).
When you buy -certified wood, you can be sure it has been harvested and processed in compliance with strict environmental, social, and economic standards.
By buying from Brazilian Lumber, you are guaranteed to get high-quality wood while contributing to the protection of the earth. You are just one click away from your “green” action of the day. Get sustainable lumber here!