At Gerber Lumber, we understand that how we treat the environment matters. We are committed to helping contractors and homeowners alike practice sustainability by providing high-quality lumber and other products that are sourced responsibly and help you save energy. Here’s a closer look at how we achieve this balance for you.
When it comes to lumber, one of the most important things to consider is how that lumber is sourced. Responsibly managed forests are cared for in a manner that protects the local area’s wildlife habitats and water quality. Forestry standards are set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and then forests are certified and audited by third parties such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
We also embrace eco-friendly processing and waste reduction practices, such as properly disposing of our on-site wood waste. Wood waste — including sawdust — can actually be re-used for other purposes, such as manufacturing particleboard. Even something as simple as taking steps to ensure that wood waste gets re-used for something useful can limit the need to harvest new timber, saving money and helping the environment.
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