Do you know how long it takes to GROW a cubic meter of American White Oak??!!
Yes, we do know. We mention elsewhere that American White Oak has excellent “environmental credentials”. Here are some facts.
Hardwood forests are measured in Cubic Meters (m3). American White Oak makes up about 16% of all hardwood forests in the U.S. The GROWTH of White Oak exceeds the HARVEST of White Oak every year.
How much? We harvest about 21 million m3 per year. That’s a lot of wood. But we grow about 39 million m3 per year. That’s right, the U.S. is increasing the supply of American White Oak by 18 million cubic meters per year.
So, you asked, “Do you know how long it takes to grow a cubic meter of American White Oak??!!” In fact, we do.
That’s not a typo. Every eight-tenths of a second, our beautiful hardwood forests, just in the U.S. alone, grow a cubic meter of this one species alone. Doesn’t include Canada. Doesn’t include all the other domestic species.
We are careful and conscientious stewards on our hardwood forests, and we ask that you join in using this precious resource responsibly.
Figures supplied by the American Hardwood Export Council