“These trees have been living for so many years, they deserve to be used for something beautiful, not just a two-by-four.”
—Graham Hein

Environment Stewardship

Managing a forest often means removing a tree once it passes maturity. Its growth rate will slow and it may begin stop plants from growing beneath it. The time comes to thin the forest so other timber can grow, light can reach the ground and wildlife habitat can be improved.

Kootenay Tonewood practices selective logging, removing only individual trees. It is a way of practicing resource stewardship and keeping the forest healthy.

Kootenay Tonewood believes in innovative and higher-value uses for wood in British Columbia. In addition to making value-added specialty products, Graham and his employees use environmentally sound practices, including using wood waste in a biomass boiler to heat their shop and operate their drying kilns.