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Sustainability

Western Red Cedar is a renewable resource that comes from third-party certified, sustainably managed forests. And when it comes to fighting climate change, Real Cedar lumber actually sequesters carbon from the air - as oppose to manmade materials that emit carbons. From cradle to grave, wood such as Real cedar, is the greenest building material you can choose.