“PA forests are growing at least 20% more volume than is lost each year”.
Long before the "Green" movement, Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. owners and employees worked hard to promote healthy, prolific forests in Pennsylvania. Since about 70% of Pennsylvania forest lands are owned by private, non-industry landowners, Bingaman Forestry teams work tirelessly to follow proven Sustainable Forestry Initiatives "Best Management Practices". The fact that for decades, more timber is growing in Pennsylvania than is harvested, proves that SFI works. Bingaman is committed to healthy forests forever, and continues to support landowner, forestry and logging personnel education.
To fulfill our responsibility as a commercial user and supplier of our valuable forest resource we support the following principles:
The use of Best Management Practices in all forest harvests. This
practice implements specific utilization and plans for each harvest site to
improve residual growth and regeneration for future generations.
Timber harvests must consider complete environmental
impact; including but not limited to soil erosion, water quality and
existing plant life for each harvest conducted.
Timber harvests must consider wildlife impact. Each
harvest plan must consider the sustainability and improvement of existing
wildlife habitat for future generations.
We support the complete utilization of wood products and its residues. We
will continue to work towards more effective ways to reduce waste and
efficiently use our forest resources.
The conduct of our operations must eliminate unacceptable
environmental risks to our customers, employees, neighbors and communities
in which we operate. We will comply with the spirit of all applicable laws
We will be actively involved and support education in the value and
use of our forest resources. This includes employees, wood product users,
landowners and the general public.
For specific conduct of operations please click here.