So it’s been a while since I played around on the AHEC site and my goodness, if you haven’t checked it out recently, you should go do so now.
AHEC is the American Hardwood Export Council and they have been promoting US hardwoods all around the world. They have some excellent material that you can use to promote the wood right here at home as well!
Now the link above is for their main site, the US one, but frankly speaking, I often head over to the European one. I just find it easier to hunt through. So the links below go there, but you can track them anywhere.
So what will you find when you hunt through?
How about an environmental profile for US woods?
Or a terrific interactive map showing location of species and their harvest/regrowth rates? You can even drill down per state.
Want LCA tool? They’ve got one!
And maybe you just want to learn more about each species or see some great wood shots. They’ve got great stories on all the woods.
The bottom line is that if you want to promote US hardwoods, AHEC has a heck of a lot of really good information! Check them out!
Elizabeth Baldwin is Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors. In her 25 plus year career in the wood industry has visited over 70 countries and hundreds of facilities of all sizes and types. She describes herself as a “jack of all wood trades.” Familiar with jungles of all sorts–having camped out along the Amazon and walked the halls of Congress–she blogs for the NWFA on both environmental and regulatory issues for educational and informational purposes only. Her blog is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice on compliance with CARB, TSCA, the U.S. Lacey Act or any other law, regulation, or compliance requirement/claim should consult with the regulatory agency directly and/or a qualified legal professional.