Can Green-Certified Lumber Make It? Jane Braxton Little, High Country News
Since 1993 nearly 9 million acres of land and 452 sawmills have
become certified as ecologically, socially, and economically
sustainable, writes Jane Braxton Little in High Country
News. But these manufacturers of 'green' lumber are
wondering whether they will ever make a profit from their efforts.
While most consumers might prefer to buy sustainably harvested
lumber, they're rarely willing to pay more for it. Still, retailers
that give preference to certified lumber and institutions
constructing environmentally friendly buildings are among trends
forest managers hope to see flourish in the future.