Family forest owners to benefit from newly established wood procurement preference

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Weyerhaeuser Company announced its preference for purchasing wood that is certified under the American Tree Farm System®. This announement will benefit the more than 89,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 27 million acres of forestland in the American Tree Farm System. The Weyerhaeuser preference for their certified wood can make a real difference in the viability of Tree Farms and the economic health of rural communities. The preference for American Tree Farm System-certified wood will be implemented at Weyerhaeuser through a number of measures, including: Incentives, procurement decisions, policies and tracking, and supporting the expansion of the American Tree Farm System.