Archive for the ‘California Redwood Lumber’ Category

How do I find out if a company is FSC certified?

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jchandler

What it means when a company is FSC® certified One of the most important choices you will make when you are deciding on material for your next big outdoor project is checking to see whether the lumber you are purchasing is Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified. FSC certified lumber is important because it has been

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FSC Now Only Forest Certification Recommended for Federal Procurement

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alucas

In September 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued “Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels” to guide federal procurement. For lumber and wood, FSC is now the only EPA recommended standard. The Forest Stewardship Council US applauded this decision and sent a letter of thanks to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

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Redwood Featured on “Colorado and Company”

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Jessica Hewitt

Phil Herman, representing the California Redwood Association, spoke about the many benefits of using Redwood in outdoor living spaces during a segment on Colorado and Company KUSA-TV, 9News (NBC) in Denver, Colorado. Speaking with host Denise Plante, Phil showed Colorado and Company viewers a beautiful Redwood pergola and deck display. With 1 million acres of sustainable Redwood

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Redwood Prominently Featured in Cal Poly Solar Home

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Jessica Hewitt

A multidisciplinary team of students and faculty from across 12 different majors at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo are competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Named INhouse, the project is a net zero home, one in which the energy the home consumes is offset by renewable energy sources on-site,

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Redwood Featured Prominently on “AM Northwest”

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Jessica Hewitt

Brian Paul, representing the California Redwood Association, presented a segment on AM Northwest on Portland, Oregon’s KATU ABC affiliate. Brian shared with host Helen Raptis the many reasons homeowners, contractors, and others choose to build with Redwood. Considerations including the beauty, durability, affordability, and natural resistance to insects, decay, and fire were noted as top

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Redwood Featured Prominently on “New Day NW”

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Jessica Hewitt

Brian Paul, representing the California Redwood Association, presented a segment on New Day NW on Seattle’s KING 5 NBC affiliate. Brian discussed the many desirable attributes of redwood lumber and shared with viewers a scale model Redwood Pergola, section of Redwood Siding, as well as descriptions of the most common Redwood grades. Brian also helped

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Redwood vs. Plastic Composite Lumber

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esavage

As a consumer you have several choices of building materials for your outdoor living projects, including plastic composite lumber. Whether you are looking for strength, durability and longevity, whether you want the most beautiful and environmentally friendly product, or if low maintenance and comfort are key, only redwood offers all of the above. It’s perfection

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Humboldt Redwood Video Series

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esavage

Over the next few weeks Humboldt Redwood will be releasing a series of short video clips to help you better understand who we are and what we do as a company. From our forestlands to our mill to our sustainable practices and more, get up close and personal with Humboldt Redwood. We hope you enjoy

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Redwood: The Natural Solution to a Man-Made Problem

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Jessica Hewitt

By Charlie Jourdain Mankind is ingenious if nothing else; and such inventiveness has allowed us to make incredible advances in science, technology and other pursuits that have made life easier. At the same time, some of our leaps and breakthroughs have resulted in unintended consequences that haven’t been kind to the environment. At the California Redwood

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Redwood Deck Makeover Featured on Good Day Sacramento

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Local CBS affiliate KMAX in Sacramento featured an entertaining redwood deck makeover during the Good Day Sacramento morning segment on October 11, 2013. Licensed California contractor and redwood building expert, Gary Mierzwak, walked morning viewers through the process of identifying a worn out backyard deck and the steps required to replace that deck with a

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Survey Says: Redwood Decks Support Buyers’ Dream of Greener Future

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For many homeowners, the deck is a promise of quality time spent enjoying the home and garden that represents their dreams. A recent survey commissioned by the California Redwood Association showed that decks can also help homeowners express their environmental values. While people love decks for both enjoying their outdoor space and boosting their home’s

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