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Demand grows for environmentally friendly materials for backyard structures

[Illinois] This year, those who decide to build a deck of their own likely will think about more than just the design and financial challenges associated with the project. Many also will consider the environmental effects. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s stores sell lumber that meets “sustainable forestry” standards. Sustainable forestry is a management program that provides a way for forests to provide material for lumber, paper and other products without being destroyed in the process. The standards are set by the Forestry Stewardship Council, an international not-for-profit organization. Lowe’s and Home Depot have utilized the sustainable forestry program since about 2000.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes
www.southernsustainableforests.org

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