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Among the rolling hills of the Northeastern United States, Amish farmers care for centuries-old forests of Oak, as their forefathers before them did. TerraMai has worked with these communities to bring you our latest wood species for your next project: Amish Oak.
This wood is logged using both modern and traditional methods. Every farm has some forest connected to it and local Amish farmers treat their forests like a crop, cultivating their trees and hand selecting for harvest.
These forests are never clear cut. To preserve the nature of the forests, Amish loggers take only a few trees at a time, which thins the canopy and lets sunlight reach smaller growth close to the forest floor. With the focus of living off the land in sustainable ways, local farmers see themselves as stewards of their land, and as a result, stewards of their forests. Whether or not the Oak harvested is sold for lumber, it is never wasted.
To top it off, these Oak forests do the hard work of replanting themselves over the course of their lifetimes. An average Oak tree can produce upwards of 10,000 acorns during a reproductive season, keeping these beautiful Pennsylvanian forests green and growing.
Amish Oak will fit the bill for whatever your next creation calls for, as well as benefit local families who’ve been forest farmers for centuries.
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