T & S Hardwoods' leadership in the industry is solidified by the demonstration of proven silvicultural practices designed to maximize the
growth of high quality hardwoods while maintaining and preserving the environmental and
ecological integrity of our natural resources.
All of the timber logged by T & S Hardwoods' sawmills is harvested by trained Master
Timber Harvesters who are educated in safety, proper timber harvesting procedures,
environmental sensitivity and Best Management Practices. The forestry staff of T & S
Hardwoods works closely with the Master Timber Harvesters to assure the continued updating
of training and education.
The T & S Hardwoods Procurement and Land Management team is committed to providing
our mills with the highest quality raw materials available
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet
their needs. Our policy of sustainable forestry practices and
sound conservation principles guides us in every facet of our
T & S Hardwoods is a member of the AF&PA and fully subscribes to its Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The following five principles
make up the elements of sustainable forestry:
National Forest Planning
- Meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to use the forest for products as well as for ecological and
- Promote both environmentally and economically responsible practices of AF&PA members' and all other forestlands.
- Improve long-term forest health and productivity by
protecting forest against wildfire, pests and disease.
- Manage forests of biological, geological, or historical
significance to protect their special qualities.
- Continuously improve forest management and regularly track
progress toward achieving the goal of sustainable forestry.
We also participate in National Forest Planning programs to promote the wise use of
public lands and encourage private timber and landowners, who
have our full support and assistance, to establish and maintain
sound forest management goals.
NCSU Hardwood Research Cooperative Program
T & S Hardwoods is a member of the North Carolina State University Hardwood
Research Cooperative Program. The purpose of the organization is to seek and explore
innovative hardwood management research techniques that go beyond the efforts of other
universities and governmental programs.
Responsible Forestry Management
Responsible Management practices have led T & S to the
present and will continue to lead the company into the future. The companys future
depends on the yield of quality hardwood products from the forest reserves of the
southeastern United States. T & S pledges to maintain a staff of highly trained and
motivated foresters to assure the wise use of this valuable resource. In doing so, we will
not only meet our obligation of stewardship, but also will remain a leader in the industry.