#ItStartsWithTrees | What Products Come from Trees and Why

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Trees in screens? You read right. In this article, you’ll learn how tree fiber is used in screen technologies to enhance functionality and sustainability.
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.
Trees play a critical role in the making of thousands of everyday products.  In our #ItStartsWithTrees series, we look at the science that explains why. Today, we’re looking at the many foods made with the help of the forest. 
Commercial forests are critical to the paper products industry, and likewise paper products play an important role in keeping the forestry industry strong. We explain why trees are used for many paper products rather than strictly recycled paper or hemp, and how the industry keeps up with the demand.
In our #ItStartsWithTrees series, we look at the science that explains why thousands of products require trees. Today, we’re looking at products relating to health, hygiene and medicine.
Utility poles are so tall, straight and sturdy, it takes a special tree to make them. You can’t simply grow an entire forest of poles: you have to find the top candidates. Our foresters explain how they locate, measure and prepare these valuable trees.