Our Forests - Our Future
Forests are truly remarkable natural resources.
They provide countless benefits for our lives - from clean water and air, to medicines and paper products, fantastic recreational opportunities, and yes, materials with which we can create homes for our families, now and in the future.
Realizing all the benefits of our forests requires management, based upon the principle of stewardship. This stewardship—the wise use of a resource with proper regard for the rights of others—is the best ways to preserve our forests for all people, through time. This practice guides Hiawatha Log Homes. Because we want to make sure that our raw material will always be available, all of the timber we purchase is harvested under the guidelines of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Hiawatha’s future is dependent upon our forests, and we plan to be creating traditions for many years to come.
Most of our Northern Red Pine logs are harvested from Upper Michigan U.S. Forest Service plots, which have been managed in the U.P. for nearly 75 years. It’s one of the few pine species that’s being actively reforested in the industry. Any waste in the milling process is used to heat the kiln during the drying process, which is a small part of our ongoing commitment to energy conservation and environmental sustainability.
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