Cultivating Sustainable Timber

Learn About Sustainable Timber

Fruit Growers Supply was founded out of a need for Sunkist Growers to establish a reliable source of shipping materials for their produce. Today, we not only continue to provide quality packaging to growers across the country, but we also manage vast timberlands along the western United States. We aim to ensure healthy forests for future generations through sustainable timber production methods, and we abide closely by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 2015-2019 Standard.

As one of the oldest non-profit agriculture supply companies in the country, we’ve gained a wealth of knowledge over the course of a century that continues to grow as the times change. Today, we recognize the importance of sustainable practices in the growing and harvesting of timber, and we hope to share our experience with our readers.

Explore our timber blog archives to learn more about sustainable forestry in the 21st century.

Our Timber Blog Topics

From implementing a sustained yield forestry principle to protecting the native environment of the timberlands, we are committed to producing sustainable timber and sharing our insights from this process with the grower community.

Some featured articles in our timber blog include:

About Our Sustainable Efforts

Fruit Growers Supply Company’s products and services address a wide range of needs for the produce industry. We work to cultivate sustainable timber from our forests across the western United States.

Our sustainability initiative includes the management, harvesting, and reforestation of these lands as well as the protection of the water, air, soil, and wildlife within them. We harvest at sustainable rates and quickly replant the forests to ensure long term viability. Our team has adopted state-of-the-art forest management practices to preserve the health of these lands, and we strongly consider the aesthetic appearance of the forest when harvesting our timber.

Find Out More

Our timberlands provide a vast source of sustainable timber products available for sale, including various species of conifer and hardwood. If you’re interested in purchasing timber for your business or learning more about our sustainable initiatives, contact us today by filling out this online form.

Green Pine Tree Thickets in Forest

Sustainable Forestry: The Perfect Blend of Responsibility and Growth

Forests play a critical role in the global environment, population and economy. They are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. They are valuable to local communities in that they provide food, shelter and work to them. The forest sector contributes to a geographical region’s economic well-being. Healthy […]

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Environmental considerations

Environmental considerations constantly changing environmental regulation is something all farmers have to contend with. “But everything you experience in production agriculture, you see it first and you see it in spades in timber,” says Mark Lindgren, CEO of Fruit Growers. “Our forests still represent the American frontier, and people are […]

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Shaping timber and citrus industries

Southern California based Fruit Growers Supply Company plays a key role in shaping two industries, as the farmers’ cooperative got into the lumber business in the early 1900s to produce cheaper shipping boxes for its citrus-grower members. The 110 year-old company whose corporate office is based in Valencia, Calif., plays a key […]

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