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Forest Management & Certification

Forest Management & Certification

Two billion trees are planted each year in American managed forests,  in addition to millions  seeding naturally. The US plants more trees than it harvests, with recent government data confirming that there is roughly the same amount of forestland as 100 years ago.  American forestry practices are amongst the most stringent and regulated in the world.

To learn more, download APA’s Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Future. APA’s certified wood products are sourced from only sustainably managed resources and meet the requirements of one or more of the five leading certification agencies.

Chain of custody certification

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are the two internationally recognised systems for the certification of sustainable forestry management and its supply chain.

Their chain of custody requirements are what’s most important to manufacturers, processors and timber traders anywhere in the world, including APA member mills. Download the latest FSC Chain of Custody Certification, and those for PEFC.

Other certification bodies are: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI),  American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA).