Criswell Davis – The Legacy of Our Founding Director, Mentor, and Friend

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TFF stands as a testament to Criswell’s decades of leadership, guidance, and mentorship within the hardwoods, architectural, and design industries. Criswell Davis, our founding director and longstanding President of Mighty Oaks Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, and internationally recognized American hardwood expert, speaker, and hardwood specification consultant, passed away on October 3rd, 2022. The Timber & Forestry Foundation that serves the …

Timber & Forestry Foundation Launches Membership Programs, Sustainability Commitment Pledge

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The Timber & Forestry Foundation, or “TFF,” today launched membership programs for individuals and businesses/organizations. Membership in the program signifies support of sustainability, purposeful forest management, and the promotion of American timber and hardwoods as an important response to the need for environmentally beneficial building materials and practical carbon sequestration. Members who make the TFF sustainability commitment pledge will receive …

Criswell Davis featured in Journal of Biophilic Design video podcast

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TFF founding director Criswell Davis was interviewed for a video podcast hosted by the Journal of Biophilic Design‘s editor and founder, Dr. Vanessa Champion. “We often advocate that we should be incorporating wood, views of trees, wood grain, wood textures and wood veneers into our built environment as part of a Biophilic Design solution and we might also understand why …

Looking for American Hardwood Industry Leaders

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I started my work in the hardwood industry in 1988, selling hardwoods to small furniture, cabinet, flooring, and furniture makers.  In 1996 I began a 22-year career with a fine hardwood sawmill company, The Frank Miller Lumber Company.  I sold truckloads of their beautiful quartersawn hardwoods to distributors across the US and Canada as well as some of the highest …

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TFF Director Criswell Davis Quoted in Washington Post Article on Protection of Mature Trees and Forests on Federal Lands

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The Washington Post interviewed directors from a variety of top environmental groups, including our own Criswell Davis. Check out this excerpt: “When you get an email that says ‘Don’t print this email’ at the bottom, that leaves people with the impression that we’re running out of trees,” Davis said. “But that’s really not the case. We actually have 50 percent …

Criswell Davis, Founding Director of Timber & Forestry Foundation, to Speak at IHLA Convention

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN, April 13, 2021 — Criswell Davis, an internationally recognized American hardwood expert, has been asked to give a presentation on “Promotion of American Hardwoods in the US” at the Indiana Hardwood Lumber Association (IHLA) Convention. The convention is being held at the Marriott Downtown from April 19th through the 21st, 2021. Criswell Davis is the founding director of …