Weyerhaeuser establishes procurement preference for American Tree Farm System certified wood

21 August 2012

Weyerhaeuser has announced its preference for purchasing wood that is certified under the American Tree Farm System. This decision aligns with the company's commitment to responsible fibre sourcing.

For 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.

"Weyerhaeuser's announcement is just what certified Tree Farmers have been waiting for," said Tom Martin, president and ceo of the American Forest Foundation.

The American Tree farm System - a programme of the American Forest Foundation - is the largest and oldest woodland system in America. Certified Tree farmers meet the highest standards of sustainability.