A hardwood tree lives a finite life. While growing, it does wonderful things: removes carbon dioxide from the air, returns oxygen for us to breathe, and stores carbon out of the atmosphere. Once harvested, the stored carbon will remain in the wood unless it is burned or decays.

Thus each hardwood tree creates a legacy that lives on much longer than the tree’s original lifespan. Hardwoods are a gift from Mother Nature. One we all need to use responsibly.