Definition: A process that can be maintained indefinitely.
It is a fundamental belief at Edwards Wood Products, Inc that it is everyone's responsibility to help maintain our natural resources, therefore our business impact on our natural resources is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist. We strive to practice sustainable forestry on lands we manage so that needs can be met not only in the present but also in the future.

Sustainability of our natural resources has a direct affect on things such as: clean water, wildlife and an overall positive impact to the ecosystem. Bad forestry habits can cause: poor soil, erosion, increase fire hazards, displace wildlife and have an overall negative impact on the ecosystem. Edwards Wood Products focuses on having an overall positive impact on the ecosystem.

Goods From The Woods

There are more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy each day - everything from baby food and ice cream, to rayon and paint, to toothpaste, cosmetics, medicine and household cleaners. But what makes all of these products special is that they come from a renewable resource - trees.

Unlike fossil fuels, metals and plastics, wood can be harvested, used, regrown and harvested again and again in a never-ending cycle. With proper forest management, we can enjoy thousands of products and still have plenty of trees for wildlife habitat, clean air and water, recreation and aesthetic beauty today and in the future.

For more information about Goods From the Woods, visit the North Carolina Forestry Association.