Two Cases: For and Against Certified Lumber
Why I support forest certification vs. Why certified wood will not save the rain forests
Two longtime Fine Woodworking contributors present their perspectives on certified lumber, which are forest products that come with “chain-of-custody” documents that prove they were harvested from sustainable forests. Scott Landis talks about practical reasons in support of certified lumber. He sees certification as a middle ground where people of varying opinion can meet. Jon Arno takes the other perspective, citing overpopulation as a important cause of tropical-forest declines, and suggests supporting biodiversity as an alternative solution to forest management.
From Fine Woodworking #146