WASHINGTON – “A Guide to Sustainable American Hardwoods,” a compendium of the most popular lumber-grade species, recently released online by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). 

The free publication combines AHEC’s guide to species and guide to lumber grades in to a single illustrated and comprehensive 102-page publication.

The front half of the guide provides a full break down of the properties, applications, and environmental credentials of commercially available U.S. hardwood species. The back half includes a simplified explanation of the NHLA grading system, which is the national standard for the U.S. hardwood lumber industry and forms the basis for export grading. The guide also includes case studies of high-profile U.S. hardwood usage, such as Bloomberg European’s headquarters extensive use of American red oak, and a glossary of terms.

AHEC is an international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing U.S. hardwood exporters and major U.S. hardwood product trade associations. AHEC runs a worldwide program to promote the full range of American hardwoods in more than 50 export markets.

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