We know that our wood comes from locations that are managed in a way that maintains the natural balance of the forest - instead of harvesting everything at once and decimating fragile ecosystems, our hardwood supplier (and almost all hardwood lumber producers across the US) take care not to damage the careful balance between the trees and plants within their forests. In fact, by removing large hardwood trees, sunlight is actually able to reach the forest floor and stimulate new growth!
Deforestation definitely has a bad rap with some people (think of the rainforest, for instance) - but in the United States, annual hardwood tree growth actually exceeds removal in the 33 states where hardwood is harvested. This, of course, includes Wisconsin (our home state).
The best part is you can feel confident about these choices too! By choosing Nestled Pines Woodworking ornaments, you can be assured that the wood used to create your unique creations has been legally harvested by workers that are paid a fair wage. Working with us means you're helping to create a better future for everyone.
This article has been written with help by NHLA and How Stuff Works.