“Don’t print this email” – Misperceptions About Hardwood Sustainability

Over the years, all of us have received emails with a note at the bottom suggesting that you not print the email, implying that to do so would help with the destruction of our forests.  This suggestion can create misunderstanding regarding the realities of how we manage our forests in the United States. The United States possesses approximately 9% of …

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

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 …

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

TFF has entered the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest! Part of it is based on voting. Each person can vote once per day until March 8th. Please vote and share!

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 …

Hardwood expert Criswell Davis gives TED Talk, says hardwoods improve health

DAYTON, Ohio – Internationally recognized American hardwood consultant and speaker Criswell Davis gave an independently-organized TEDx Talk in Dayton, Ohio last October.   In the talk, Davis voices his strong support for building and designing with hardwoods – saying they bring out the symbiotic relationship human beings have with trees, which he says improves well-being.  Click here to read the …