Millwood Gifts 100 Trees Through Arbor Day Foundation

As a company that specializes in manufacturing wood pallets, Millwood understands the importance of trees and the vital role they play in our industry and the environment.
In honor of Arbor Day, Millwood gifted 100 trees through the Arbor Day Foundation. Our trees will be planted in forests across the country that have been damaged by wildfires.
To learn more about the power and importance of trees or find ideas to celebrate Arbor Day, pay a visit to the Arbor Day Foundation website. Four people wearing hats and gardening gloves planting a tree in the ground in a forest
Trees are not typically cut down for the express purpose of manufacturing pallets. Pallets are usually made from the wood at the center of the tree that is not a high enough grade to be used for much else. 
After lumber is used for construction, furniture, flooring and other essential goods, pallets utilize the leftovers that would otherwise go to waste.
 Several tall stacks of wood pallets
Of the 849 million wood pallets produced each year, 341 million are recycled, which is already a step in the right direction for waste reduction. Wood pallets can be repaired and reused multiple times, and once they reach the end of their life cycle, can be turned into mulch and other useful materials. Pallet boards that are still in good condition after the pallet is done being used can also be turned into creative craft projects.
Close to 95 percent of pallets are recycled and repurposed, and the few that do end up in landfills are often recovered and used as biodegradable material. Wood is our only 100 percent renewable, reusable and recyclable material. It takes next to no energy to create, since trees use abundant resources like the sun and carbon dioxide to grow on their own.
Another important fact to note is that cutting down trees does not necessarily equate to environmental harm. According to forestry experts, intentionally disturbing forests and allowing them to regenerate helps them grow back stronger and denser. 
When done strategically and intentionally under the guidance of foresters, tree harvesting helps forests by increasing the diversity of the ages and heights of the trees, which lets in more light and gives remaining trees more room and resources to grow. trees with foliage in a forest with sunlight streaming between the branches
Millwood’s mission is that all who come in contact with our company would clearly see the love of Christ in all that we do, and that mission extends to our environmental impact. We are committed to being responsible stewards of the environment, and we are dedicated to ensuring their long-term sustainability.
This Arbor Day, we encourage everyone to take a moment to appreciate the trees around them and consider planting one of their own. Together, we can create a greener, healthier planet for generations to come.
Author: Jessica Chizmar