We specialize in retail hardwoods, wholesale hardwoods, and a variety of top-quality Northern and Appalachian hardwoods.
"Northland Forest Products, [has] set an example of what a good forest products company should do in supporting sustainable forestry."
-- Jane Difley, President/Forester,
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
At Northland Forest Products, we are proud to look back on our long-standing commitment to purchase our wood from well-managed forests. Since we began back in 1970, we've made it a priority to help maintain the delicate balance between our natural resources and society's demands. We know that decisions made in the woods today will affect the overall health and quality of the forests for years to come. With the increased use of good forestry practice and sustainable forest management techniques, our nation's forests will grow to be healthier and more productive in the future.
Since 1996, Northland has been chain-of-custody certified by SmartWood to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. We believe third-party certification will benefit our industry and we are committed to doing everything we can to source and market FSC-certified lumber. Our certificate number is SW-COC-000022 — there are only a handful of companies still in the business that have been selling FSC-certified wood longer than we have. Our commitment to providing sustainable forest products continues as strong as ever today.
One of our newest product offerings is Red Grandis, a 100% pure FSC-certified alternative to mahogany. Red Grandis (Eucalyptus Grandis) is a fast-growing, sustainable hardwood that offers an ecological alternative to tropical hardwoods that have serious social and environmental liabilities, such as the potential for illegal timber trafficking, severe environmental degradation, and land conversion that harms local native populations. For the green building industry, Red Grandis offers another benefit in that it qualifies for 100% valuation under the LEED "certified wood credit" (MRc7).
Northland Forest Products now also produces Cambia thermally modified lumber, a new green building resource that performs better and costs less than alternative products developed to replace wood. The thermal modification process improves the dimensional stability of the wood and improves wood's resistance to decay without the use of added chemicals. The enhanced performance and appearance of Cambia rivals that of imported hardwood species, making it ideal for applications such as siding, exterior trim and hardwood flooring.
As the world tackles the challenges of global warming, Northland's commitment to provide consumers with durable, energy-efficient, and sustainable products has never been greater. Wood is the original environmental building material, and still has an important role to play. The temperate forests of the Northeast offer one of the nation's largest natural carbon storehouses and sustainably managed — can serve a significant role in reducing man-made emissions of carbon dioxide.
Environmentalism is part of the company culture at Northland, and we encourage our employees to participate on a local and regional level with organizations that promote land conservation, responsible environmental education, and sustainable forest management. In the past, this has included organizations such as local conservation commissions, Project Learning Tree, The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the Society of American Foresters, and the New England Forestry Foundation.
We are chain of custody certified wholesale and retail distributors of wood from FSC certified well-managed forests.FSC US Website FSC International Website
© 1996 FSC. SW-COC-000022
For more information about wood and wood properties, please visit these online resources:Species guide from the American Hardwood Export Council Species guide from the Hardwood Manufacturer's Association Species Guide from the U.S. Forest Service