About Real Cedar
Forests in Canada and the US are regulated and strictly managed with expertise in conservation, climate change awareness, and responsible forest management practices to ensure long-term sustainability and viability.
Roughly 1/3 of 1% of all BC’s forests are harvested annually. By law these lands are immediately reforested.
Seedlings are planted every year in BC
(400,000,000 – 600,000,000 across Canada)
British Columbia has roughly the same amount of forested land as it did before European settlement.
of CO2 will be removed from the atmosphere through Canada’s forestry sector by 2030
(equal to more than 10% of the carbon mitigation target)
acres of US forests are certified
North America has more certified forests than anywhere else in the world.
Source: American Forest & Paper Association. (March 2016). Sustainable Forestry and Certification Programs in the United States.
of new forests were planted in the US between 1990 and 2015
of new forests were planted in Canada over the same period
By 2100 it is estimated that new forests will offset 7 years of global CO2 emissions.
Wood products are biodegradable, renewable and have a lighter carbon footprint than non-natural building materials like concrete and steel.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF OUR FORESTS
American Wood Council “The Facts: Sustainability, Wood and the Environment”