In North America we grow many more trees than we harvest.
Over the last six decades, the total U.S. forest area has increased by over 3% and the net volume of trees on timberland has increased by 58%.1
In Canada, the forest cover has remained stable over the last two decades and, in recent years, Canada’s actual harvest has been 44% of annual growth.2
1 USDA Forest Inventory Analysis, 2012
2 The Conference Board of Canada, 2014