Working Forests help achieve Washington’s Climate Reduction Goals


Washington State is one of the best places in the world to grow and harvest trees. The state has the highest percentage of land in the high-site productivity class, which leads to extremely high growth rates. A stand of intensively managed Douglas fir, for example, absorbs more than 9 metric tons of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) per acre at its peak … Read More

Working forests vital to jobs and mitigating climate change


Working forests vital to jobs and mitigating climate change Managed forests store more atmospheric carbon than federal lands, UW study finds Working forests are critical to addressing climate change, a University of Washington study finds. Research examining private, state and federal forests found sustainably managed working forests and the wood products they create play an important role in removing greenhouse … Read More

Working Forests Carbon Blueprint Helps Meet State’s Carbon Reduction Goalsts


Working Forests Carbon Blueprint Helps Meet State’s Carbon Reduction Goals NEWS PROVIDED BY Washington Forest Protection Association  11 Jan, 2024 Active forest management is key to mitigating climate change, and promoting forest health, visit An online resource illustrating the critical role active forest management and wood products play in mitigating climate change is now available. Multiple forest management groups launched … Read More

Wood products could turn urban areas into carbon sinks


Urban centers made primarily of sustainable, renewable wood products could be key to mitigating climate change and even function as carbon sinks, and Washington state and its working forests are helping to lead the charge. Vox recently reported that wood has become “the hottest new thing in sustainable building” and points to Washington state as a forerunner of mass timber … Read More

A wooden city featured at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show?


Futuristic innovations and the latest cool gadgets are what people expect to see at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But Toyota Motor Company and Danish architecture firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, garnered media attention this week when they unveiled plans for a prototype town that would be built at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan called … Read More

Working forests, wood products key to removing CO2 and storing carbon


The essential role trees play in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is well documented. But as we – researchers, consumers, businesses, environmental advocates and government agencies – continue to collectively search for sustainable solutions to global warming, we are learning and better understanding how working forests and wood products are integral to mitigating against carbon emissions. Working forests, which … Read More

Future cities of innovation will require timber


Cities of the future will rely on innovative products generated by the timber industry, according to Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. Sidewalks Labs unveiled Sidewalk Toronto – an ambitious plan that aims to transform a portion of the eastern waterfront (12 acres) within the major Canadian city into a global model for sustainable, inclusive and inventive … Read More