Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers,
Inc. (AHMI) has verified data from the U.S. Forest Service that timber
harvesting from the
Appalachian Hardwood Territory as defined by AHMI is
meeting present needs without compromising those of future
generations sustainably. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Forest Inventory and Analysis research has found that trees are
growing at a rate of 2.45 to 1 being removed in the 344-county Appalachian Hardwood Region.
The net annual growth has been increasing for more than 50 years.
Appalachian Hardwood Timber resource includes more than 65.7 million
acres in the eastern United States and provides the world with a
bounty of the finest hardwood species.
natural conditions that create the Appalachian Mountains'
magnificent scenery also produce the world's most beautiful
hardwoods. Appalachian Hardwoods grown from northern Georgia to western New York are
unique in all the world. At elevations of 1,000 feet
and up, all the elements create the ideal
environment for superior quality hardwood trees.
There are four characteristics that make
Appalachian Hardwoods stand above hardwood lumber resources.
1920s when hardwood from this region began to make a name
for itself, Appalachian Hardwoods have: come from a
sustainable forest; consistent grain patterns, color and
durability; increased yield for manufacturers; and been made
in the United States of America. This tradition continues
eight decades later as Appalachian Oaks, Cherry, Maple and
Poplar set the standard for thousands of products and
materials across the world. Slow maturity means
tight growth rings, strong fibers and consistent grain
patterns which give Appalachian lumber its coveted beauty,
strength and durability. With so many elements working
together, it's not surprising that Appalachian lumber sets
the standard in thousands of products and materials around
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GREEN offerings and the
health benefits of buying Solid Appalachian Hardwood for
your home or office. Learn more about these benefits on our
The mission of
Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. is to assist you in making the
best decision for your hardwood needs. AHMI is a 200-member trade association
headquartered in High Point, N.C., the Furniture Capital of
the World, and our goal is the promotion of logs, lumber and
products from Appalachian Mountain region.
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