You can read a little bit about the impact of illegal logging here. The bottom line is too little is being done to make sure it stops. However, as with other initiatives in the past, the action of an individual can make a difference. Next time to visit your framer or order frames check where he gets his wood from and whether it is accredited as coming from sustainable supplies.
To find out more about accreditation take a look at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) websites for both the UK and USA - see links at the end of this post.
I thought we'd have a trees drawing for a wood topic! It's amazing how getting a piece out after you've put it away and haven't looked at it for a bit enables you to see straightaway what needs fixing. This one got an extra tweak this morning - and later this week it's getting framed in American Oak accredited as coming from sustainable supplies!
- Forest Stewardship Council
- Forest Stewardship Council - UK
- Forest Stewardship Council - USA
- Wikipedia - illegal logging