Trees are doing just fine, thank you very much.

More than 1.5 billion trees are planted in the U.S. each year, almost half of them by the forest community. This doesn’t include the millions that grow from seeds naturally. That’s good news, when you take into consideration the fact that U.S. forest growth has exceeded harvests since the 1940s. And the 13.2 million acres of U.S. old-growth forest can breathe easy. The vast majority will never be harvested due to legal and regulatory prohibitions.

1 Approximately 31 trees per second.

Sources:
Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association
American Forest & Paper Association
Forest Landowners Association

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