Our Lumber Resource
At Foster, almost all of the lumber we use in our mouldings comes from domestic U.S. forests. The U.S. Forest Service and our domestic lumber companies have been doing an excellent job of managing our forest resources to accommodate current lumber needs, as well as to maintain the resource for future generations. Currently, there are more acres of forested land than was the case 50 or 100 years ago. Every year U.S. foresters plant more trees than are being cut.
Most of our production at Foster uses basswood, which comes from the American Linden tree. Linden trees are abundant in an area stretching from the Appalachian Mountains west into the Great Lakes area and north into Canada. There is no shortage of basswood; it is quite plentiful.