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While Buchanan buys hardwood logs and timber on the open market, one unique aspect of our operation is that we own and/or manage over 100,000 acres of timberland throughout the South.

We are a leader in the conservation movement. Members of our staff have served as past chairmen of the Alabama Forestry Commission that prescribes Alabama's Best Management Practices for Forestry.

In fact, we typically plant between 500,000 and 2 million seedlings each year. That is good news for the future.

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Forest Statistics

The survey estimates the total area of the world’s forests in 2005 at 3.8 billion hectares, or 30 percent of the global land area.

Annual Global Forest Area Losses Were Greater in 2000–2005 Than In 1990–2000

Overall, there was a net decrease in global forest area of 1.7 percent between 1990 and 2005, at an annual rate of change of 0.11 percent. This equates to an annual shift from forest land use to other land uses of 3 million hectares per year between 1990 and 2000 and of 6 million hectares per year between 2000 and 2005.

"North America experienced gains in forest area..."

Major regional differences were found in the net rates of forest area change; only Asia and North America experienced gains in forest area and all other regions saw net losses. South America had the highest net forest loss, losing some 3.3 million hectares annually between 1990 and 2005. Africa had the second highest net forest loss – 1.6 million hectares annually – during the same period. Europe, including the Russian Federation, had a net loss of 0.5 million hectares annually and Oceania lost just under 0.1 million hectares annually. North America experienced a net gain in forest area of 0.2 million hectares annually, while Asia had a net gain of 1.4 million hectares annually between 1990 and 2005.




1. FAO & JRC. 2012. Global forest land-use change 1990–2005, by E.J. Lindquist, R. D’Annunzio, A. Gerrand, K. MacDicken, F. Achard, R. Beuchle, A. Brink, H.D. Eva,
P. Mayaux, J. San-Miguel-Ayanz & H-J. Stibig. FAO Forestry Paper No. 169. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and European Commission Joint Research Centre. Rome, FAO.