According to Real American Hardwood, wood products make up 47% of all industrial raw materials manufactured in the U.S., but consume only 4% of the energy required to manufacture those materials.

Data from the USDA Forest Service shows that the average annual net growth of hardwood stock on U.S. timberland exceeds removals by a ratio of 2.485:1. In fact, the net volume of hardwood in American forests has increased by 131% since 1953. And over the past 30 years, U.S. forestland has grown by nearly 33 million acres. That’s equal to 2,275 football fields of growth…every day!

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