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Flooring show to present the 'Truth About Trees'

The National Wood Flooring Association is partnering with the Hardwood Forest Foundation to present the Truth About Trees program during its Wood Flooring Expo, scheduled for April 16-19 in Nashville.

During the program, approximately 25 elementary school children will be brought in to learn about the benefits of harvesting trees to provide many of the materials used in our everyday lives like paper and wood for the construction of houses, schools and offices. The children also will be introduced to other items that they might not realize come from trees as well, such as pencils, crayons, chewing gum, glue sticks, adhesive tape, aspirin and even cookies.

“This program can provide a thought-changing experience for school children and educators,” foundation president Sally Johnson said in a statement. “Many children, and even teachers, have the perception that cutting down trees is bad, and this program demonstrates for them how proper harvesting is actually good for the environment.”

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