Selection Harvesting – How the U.S. Manages Timber Resources Sustainably

In this video, Criswell Davis talks about selection harvest, a sustainable timber and forestry management practice that only cuts down mature trees at their peak life. This is how the United States is able to satisfy 25% of the world’s appetite for hardwoods while only possessing 9% of the world’s hardwood resource in flooring, joinery, and futunitre.

Thanks to selection harvesting, in the U.S. we are growing twice as much timber as we’re cutting every year, and we have more than twice as much timber as we had 50 years ago.

Article from TBM Hardwoods: 5 Facts to Know from Criswell Davis’s Ted Talk on Designing with Hardwood

Our friends at TBM Hardwoods wrote up an article on our founding director’s TEDx talk that is a great quick read. Check out this excerpt: “As we hear about rainforests burning and other environmental disasters, it’s beneficial to watch the video to better understand how the well-managed U.S hardwoods resource is sustainable. And by well-managed, that means cutting trees down at the …