Sustainable Forestry

Sourcing Responsibly: Sustainable Forestry

For almost three decades, The Home Depot has focused on selling wood products sourced from sustainable forests. We work closely with suppliers to establish and enforce high standards for forest management and species selection because we know that the forestry industry has an impact on the world’s woodlands. Sustainable forestry creates a renewable resource that …
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Sustainable Forestry

Sourcing Responsibly: Sustainable Forestry

The Home Depot’s focus on selling products made from sustainable sources of wood dates to 1994, when certified-sustainable wood shelving first arrived in our aisles. We recognize the positive impact we can achieve by working with suppliers that adhere to set standards of forest management and tree species selection. To help protect endangered forests and …
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Sustainable Forestry

Holistic Harvesting Allows Sustainably Managed Forests to Eliminate Waste

Along with a commitment to sustainable forest management, MRC is dedicated to minimizing waste by ensuring that every part of every tree is used. To get a sense for how invested MRC is to holistic utilization, consider the end-to-end process by which each part of the tree is repurposed. Processing Trees from the Top Down …
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Sustainable Forestry

Holistic Harvesting Allows Sustainably Managed Forests to Eliminate Waste

Humboldt and Mendocino Redwood Company lands account for approximately 440,000 acres of redwood and Douglas fir timberlands along the north coast of California. Both MRC and HRC were formed with the idea that it is possible to manage productive timberlands with a high standard of environmental stewardship and also operate a successful business. MRC is …
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Project

Christmas Tree Recycling

One of the best things you can do to reduce your environmental impact over the holidays is to recycle your Christmas tree.

Carbon Emissions

Live vs. Artificial: Which Is the Greenest Christmas Tree?

For those who celebrate Christmas, the holiday season just isn’t complete without a tree. Christmas trees are the centerpiece of holiday festivities and traditions. But if you’re someone who cares about the environment, buying a tree can leave you feeling confused. On the one hand, there are live trees, which are cut and sold at …
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Carbon Emissions

J.D. Irving Sawmills Make the Switch to Biomass

J.D. Irving, Limited, (JDI) is an integrated forest products company based in New Brunswick, Canada. JDI forests supply The Home Depot’s eastern stores with lumber. While JDI is a leader in ecological forest management practices, they are quickly becoming a leader in clean energy. The company has begun investing in biomass boilers to aid in …
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Sustainable Forestry

J.D. Irving Sawmills Make the Switch to Biomass

When it comes to lumber production, there’s more to the process than cutting and milling. For example, in North America, construction regulations require that softwood lumber used for interior building applications have a moisture content of less than 19 percent, which means that wood must also be dried. Drying wood requires heat and energy. Historically, …
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