Sustainability

Sustainable
Forest Management

Each year, Roseburg harvests approximately 2% of our 600,000 acres of timberland to supply local manufacturing operations. Our foresters replant more than 5 million new trees annually, contributing to an average growth rate of 7%. So, not only does Roseburg provide local wood to fulfill production demand, but we actually add more trees than we harvest to the states of Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia every year. We do all of this while protecting and investing in our water, soil, fish and wildlife resources. We are truly committed to sustainable forest management.

Vertically Integrated Manufacturing

Roseburgā€™s vertically integrated manufacturing system ensures stable and reliable access to our high-quality wood products for our clients across North America. We grow our own timber, which feeds our many mills, allowing us to be self-sufficient and resilient in all types of conditions.

Logs that enter our plywood facilities are peeled for veneer and laid up into a wide product offering of hardwood and softwood plywood panels. Our state-of-the-art sawmill uses the most advanced technology to maximize the use of wood fiber in the production of lumber. Both lumber and veneer products supply our engineered wood plants in the production of LVL and I-joists.

Our facilities send their residuals to our particleboard and MDF plants, where we reuse over 1 million tons of wood residual material every year. Any excess wood residuals are converted into green energy that powers our manufacturing plants in a zero-waste loop that makes the most of every tree. In 2020, this process generated over 230 million kilowatt-hours of power.

Certifications in Sustainability

  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) - Roseburg has eight product-specific, Type III EPDs, verified by UL Environment. These are available to download in Roseburg's document library or on each product page.
  • USGBC LEEDĀ® v4 - Roseburg offers many products that meet the USGBC LEED v4 Low-Emitting Materials criteria.
  • Sustainable Forestry InitiativeĀ® (SFI) program - certified available -Ā Roseburg carries SFI Chain of Custody (CoC) and Fiber Sourcing certification at several manufacturing locations and SFI Forest Management certification on the Virginia and North Carolina timberlands.
  • Forest Stewardship CouncilĀ® (FSCĀ®) - certified available - Roseburg is one of the longest continually FSC certified companies in the U.S., offering Chain of Custody (CoC) and Controlled Wood (CW) certified products. (FSC-C017580)
  • Responsible Source ā€“ Roseburg is the first company to provide ASTM D7612 Responsible Source Certified lumber.

Architect

Makes a Strong Case
for Building with Wood

Michael Green, founder of Michael Green Architecture in Vancouver and New York, is internationally recognized for his commitment for creating sustainable and environmentally responsible buildings for 21st century residential and commercial needs. Here are Michael’s views of the role of wood in modern architecture.

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