Tens of millions of dollars from the U.S. government will fund better forestry practices and mass timber market development.
It’s a simple plan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay landowners to let their trees grow bigger before cutting them down.
The hoped-for outcomes are more complex: boosting the carbon sequestration, and the ecological and cultural value, of working forests; producing higher-quality wood products; increasing financial returns for foresters; and developing supply chains and markets for “climate-smart” mass timber products.
By Paula Melton