American softwoods are renowned for their strength, flexibility and versatility and have been exported for almost 400 years. Typical examples of American softwood include Southern pine. Southern Pine is renowned as supreme due to its durability, treat ability and design versatility. Its exceptional strength and extreme ease of treatment combine to make it the perfect outdoor timber.
Canadian softwoods are also well known for their diverse qualities. Quebec yellow pine is an extremely stable timber, is renowned for its low moisture content, rich colors, and extreme ease when working. Western Red cedar is a beautiful rendition of the quality of timber that is exported from Canada. Red cedar is rich in colour, and has a distinct aroma.
Arguably the most environmentally responsible material available today. Softwood is a renewable multi-purpose resource and being naturally sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable is the most environmentally responsible building material available today. Trees cover about a third of the entire United States and are more plentiful now than they were 75 years ago. Over four million trees are planted every day in America and more are grown each year than are harvested.
Timber harvesting in forested areas is governed by strict state and federal management laws. Some states are governed by extremely tough State Forest Practices Acts and Best Management Practices. As a result of this they have the highest compliance levels of any timber-growing region on the planet.