Our forests are carefully planned long before the first seedling breaks through the soil. From the passion behind a theory proven true in our research division, to the reverence of a forester managing the same stands of trees for decades, to the persistence of our teams who look at those trees through different lenses, our people are what makes Rayonier stand the test of time.
Just under the canopy of a stand of pine trees, inside our greenhouses, below the shed roof of our headquarters, and in our communities, Rayonier employees are putting our resources to work for you. We take you behind the scenes in this series of Rayonier videos and articles.
It’s been incredible to witness the demand for forest products explode over the past year-and-a-half. Not only do the trees we grow help keep industries running, but they have provided a source of creativity for thousands of DIYers throughout the pandemic. In this series: The Woodworkers of Rayonier, we celebrate the exceptional projects completed by our talented team members. Today, we feature Texas-based Senior Timber Marketing Manager Shane Bergman, who got his whole family involved in an accidental DIY side-hustle building patio furniture during lockdown.
Wise business decisions play a critical role in every aspect of forestry. The University of Georgia combines its renowned forestry and business programs to offer a unique program focused on the business side of forestry.
The University of Florida graduate shares what it was like growing up in a logging family, and what made him choose to become a forester.
Hand tool woodworking leader Tom Fidgen shares how he became an internationally-renowned woodworking teacher—and why he gave up power tools.
Follow the journey as a group of trees from a Rayonier forest become 2×4 and 2×6 boards at a West Fraser sawmill. Lumber is primarily used to build new houses and in repair and remodeling projects.
Rayonier is on an ongoing quest to provide what the world needs most from our land.
Our trees provide homes and refuge to wildlife; clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide; protect water quality by filtering rain; and cool the earth with their shade. Decades after they’re planted, they will become lumber, pulp, paper and other wood-based products. And, just as we harvest trees, we plant millions more every year.
As the communities around Rayonier's land grow, sometimes our properties are needed for a different use. That's where our real estate subsidiary, Raydient Places + Properties, comes in, creating places with a purpose that meet the needs of the communities around us.
* Raydient is a trademark of Raydient LLC, a taxable real estate investment trust subsidiary of Rayonier.
We believe in sharing our land, putting it to work, and meeting as many needs as we can with our 2.7 million acres. We meet alternative energy needs through solar farm, wind and biomass opportunities. Hunters, fishermen and beekeepers use our land. And we harvest more than trees, working with buyers to fill the need for minerals, fill dirt, pine straw and palmetto berries to name a few.
Rayonier forests serve a critical role in our environment today and for future generations. Find out how our team protects wildlife, conserves water, improves soil quality, ensures healthy forests and works with our communities.
Each year, Rayonier makes more than 2.1 million acres available for recreational licensing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.
Rayonier foresters take great care in managing our timberlands while being good stewards of the environment. Our portfolio includes acreage in the U.S. South, U.S. Pacific Northwest and New Zealand.