In a feature published by the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Brian Brashaw, US Forest Service Assistant Director for State, Private & Tribal Forestry and Wood Innovations, celebrated National Forest Products Week (October 15th–21st):
“…As the lead for the Forest Service’s Wood Innovations program, I am proud of the work we’ve done with public and private sector partners to support market development and expand manufacturing for many sectors of the wood products economy. Together, we have strengthened markets for mass timber, softwood and hardwood lumber, renewable wood energy, biofuels, biochar, and other innovative wood products.
Healthy forests depend on a healthy forest products economy. The forest products economy and sustainably harvesting trees helps to facilitate really important forest management activities. Activities like thinning forest stands of unhealthy trees, promoting more biodiversity, and lowering the risk of a large wildfire…
It’s not all about celebrating wood products this week, it’s also about celebrating the people who manage forests, harvest trees, manufacture wood products and produce wood energy. The hundreds of public and private wood products partnerships are the backbone of the growth and advances occurring in this industry.
It is an exciting time to be in the forest products industry, and I hope you join me in celebrating forest products this week and every week.”
The full essay is available at the original source.
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