Towards Well Managed Forests
Timber has a good reputation of providing sawn timber and veneers
originating from well managed forests.
"Well managed forests means managing forests
to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability
of future generations to meet their own needs by practicing a land
stewardship ethic which integrates the growing, nurturing, and harvesting
of trees for useful products with the conservation of soil, air
and water quality, and wildlife and fish habitat."
APP Timber encourages landowners, loggers, foresters
and others to promote and support well managed forests, environmentally
sound forestry practices. We are committed to long-term forest management
to ensure productive, healthy forests for future generations. We
are concerned with the protection of water quality, prompt reforestation
after harvest, promoting wildlife conservation, and are continuously
improving our practices and forest management activities to ensure
long-term forest productivity and usage.
The practice of well managed forestry requires all
parties involved in the production of wood products to work together.
This allows us to better address environmental as well as forest
productivity issues to ensure sound management practices. Landowners
are encouraged to utilize the services of qualified resource professionals
and qualified logging professionals. Timber harvesters need to be
fully knowledgeable of the local regulations affecting timber harvesting.
It is our collective responsibility to ensure that
the utilization of forest products today does not jeopardize the
usage of the same resources by future generations. Our goal is to
try to make sure that all our products are obtained from trees that
are grown and harvested in an environmentally responsible and well
Please join us in our commitment to a long-term approach
to the caring for environment.