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Monday, March 12, 2012

Zena Forest Products in the Eola Hills near Rickreall specializes in sourcing sustainable hardwoods locally.

Much of the wood [Co-owner Ben] Deumling cuts at his sawmill comes from forestry operations bearing the Forest Stewardship Council certification, including logs taken from his family's 1,300-acre forest. There's no clear-cutting on the family's land.
Deumling figures his small-time operation has its own niche. His competitive advantages: being local and sustainable.
That appeals to the same type of consumers who shop at farmers markets and prefer buying local. The FSC certification, like certification for organically grown foods, gives consumers assurances that the product was produced in a sustainable manner. Consumers, however, must be willing to pay a bit more for products bearing the FSC certification.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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