Looking for American Hardwood Industry Leaders

Criswell Davis Industry Leaders, TFF news

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

Drew Ruef humans and trees, TFF news

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 …

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

Drew Ruef forest management, 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

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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 …

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

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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

TFF forest management, peak life, selection harvesting, sustainability

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.