Rockler Woodworking & Hardware recently announced a $50,000 donation to the Hardwood Forestry Fund, a sign of its commitment to sustainability of hardwood timber. The HFF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing sustainable hardwood forests, which will partake in numerous tree-planting projects throughout the country this year.
“We are grateful for the ongoing support of Rockler, a company that has continued to provide considerable contributions over the years that have advanced our mission to establish high quality hardwood forests,” John Varner, chairman of the fund’s board, said in a statement. “These important donations provide for the key resources to help our organization plant new, thriving forests.”
Since 1990, HFF has planted and managed more than four million trees in 30 states across the country and in four overseas countries. Native tree species are selected for each unique site, but common species planted include black cherry, black walnut, red oak, hard maple, hickory and ash. Every sponsored project is required to have a management plan and harvest and regeneration schedule.
Over recent years, Rockler has donated over $100,000 to HFF to help fund tens of thousands of reforestation projects across the country.
“We are proud this contribution will help with the important work of growing beautiful hardwood forests for everyone to enjoy,” says Ann Jackson, Rockler’s executive chairman. “The Hardwood Forestry Fund is working to ensure future generations of woodworkers and furniture makers have access to renewable hardwood lumber resources.”
This article was originally published in the April 2021 issue.