Take a Hike – Through One of Our Working Forests

Recently, a group of Weyerhaeuser associates joined our foresters for a walk through the St. Helens Tree Farm near Toutle, Washington. Join us for this photo tour and learn a bit about Weyerhaeuser’s work in the woods.

Since 1901, Weyerhaeuser has owned and managed private forests for sustainable production of wood while protecting the environment. Today, we manage more than six million acres in the United States, all on private land.

Our timberland is located in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington. Most of our U.S. timberland is intensively managed for timber production, but more than 700,000 acres are conserved for environmental, historical, recreational, or cultural reasons.

Photo Tour

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Our forester hosts lead us into the wild.

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A member of the 35+ year club running some heavy equipment.

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Picking up a log is easy work when you have the right tools.

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A quick cut…

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And the stack is ready for pickup.

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An up-close look at a freshly cut log.

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The logs are headed to Longview on the back of this truck and trailer.

Sustainable Forestry

We believe that sustainable forestry is synonymous with Weyerhaeuser. By responsibly managing our forests, we ensure our manufacturing facilities, like Longview, have access to quality raw materials and that our forests provide many benefits beyond wood fiber. Sustainable forestry means that we balance the uses of our forests for wood production against the ecosystem services they provide, including habitat for fish and wildlife and sites of cultural, historical and scenic importance.

Saying we manage our forests well is one thing. Proving it is another. First, we rely on a robust array of policies and management systems to ensure we practice the best forestry possible; our Sustainable Forestry Policy is the cornerstone of our work. Then, our trained and experienced foresters practice the art and science of sustainable forestry, making certain that our forests will continue to grow trees and provide the many benefits required of forests. We commit significant research and scientific resources to understand our practices and improve opportunities in both the laboratory and field. Finally, we use third-party certification programs to prove that our forests are responsibly managed.

To see more photos from the trip, visit the Facebook photo album – and be sure to “Like” us!

Jonathan Rundle
Jonathan Rundle