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Western Hardwoods


The Pacific Northwest's hardwoods have come of age.


After decades of being burned, sprayed and ignored, the hardwood resources within our forests are being discovered. They have purpose. They have advantages. And they have tremendous value.


Current estimates show 2 billion cubic feet of merchantable hardwood in The Pacific Northwest's forests today. Through proven forest management techniques that include planting hardwoods, ending harmful spraying, and offering hardwood and small mixed stands for sale, we could easily increase that number to 10 billion cubic feet in just 25 years.


And these management changes alone could add billions of dollars to The Pacific Northwest's economy annually.


Softwood logging, as we've known it in the past, is coming to an end. The same doesn't have to happen to our economy. The idea that The Pacific Northwest's people depend on timber is certainly not new; but the idea that timber may also have broad leaves, certainly is.

U.S. Forest Products Laboratory Specification Tests Results



Western Red Alder
(Alnus rubra)
Bigleaf Maple
(Acer macrophylum)
Oregon White Oak
(Quercus garryana)
Pacific Madrone
(Arbutus menziesii)
Western Red Oak
(Quercus rubra)
(Lithocarpus densiflorus)
Western Birch
(Betula papyrifera)

Other Pacific Northwest's hardwoods with economic potential include Ash, Aspen, Black Oak, California Black Walnut, Chinquapin, Golden Chestnut, Myrtlewood, Pacific Albus, and Sycamore.