Weston Wood's stewardship program pledges to protect 25,000 trees

TORONTO — Weston Wood Solutions, a millwork company, is making strides toward sustainability and environmental responsibility through the launch of its Smart Forest Stewardship initiative.

Starting in 2024, Weston Wood Solutions plans to plant, preserve, and protect up to 25,000 trees across Canada in partnership with Canada's Forest Trust Corporation (CFT), a social enterprise that delivers climate solutions through technology-enhanced sustainable forestry programs.

This initiative signifies a major commitment by Weston Wood Solutions to uphold environmental values. "Our collaboration with CFT not only allows us to contribute to greening our nation but also underscores our dedication to sustainable business practices for the long haul," said Alan Lechem, CEO of Weston Wood Solutions.

At the heart of the Smart Forest Stewardship initiative lies Weston Wood Solutions' vision of harmonizing industry with nature. The company believes in responsible resource management and its role in nurturing a healthier planet. 

"By investing in the future of our forests, we are investing in the future of our community, employees, and the planet," Lechem said.

Smart Forest Stewardship is more than just a reforestation effort; the company said it represents a holistic approach to sustainable forest management and protection. The program encompasses educational resources, employee and community engagement, and advanced technologies for monitoring and nurturing forest growth. This comprehensive strategy ensures the enduring health and vitality of Canada’s forest ecosystems.

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