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Buying Tropical Wood For Decking

Forest Stewardship Council and Tropical Wood

Don’t buy tropical wood products without knowing where they came from.  There is no sense in tossing out your mahogany furniture, but when it comes time to replace it, think globally and act locally.

Chances are, the mahogany table or teak chair you consider buying could have played a role in tropical deforestation. Ask if the wood is FSC certified.

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

The FSC has a mission to stop deforestation and is responsible for setting standards for responsible foresting as well as forest management.

Local woods include oak, pine, cherry, birch or maple.

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