Truly Green

In 1971, Oregon became the first state to pass a comprehensive law to regulate forest practices and safeguard water, fish and wildlife habitat, soil and air. The rules of the Oregon Forest Practices Act are continually reviewed and updated to keep pace with the most current scientific research. Here are some of the key requirements:

  • Reforestation: Landowners must complete replanting within two years after harvest, with at least 200 tree seedlings per acre.  Within six years, the harvest area must be a healthy stand of trees that can outgrow competing grass and brush.
  • Protection of water sources: Timber harvesting, road building and chemical use are restricted close to streams to protect fish and drinking water.
  • Protection of wildlife habitat: Live trees, snags and fallen logs must be left after harvest to provide structure for wildlife habitat.
  • Limits on clearcuts: A clearcut cannot exceed 120 acres. Clearcuts within 300 feet of each other cannot total more than 120 acres on the same ownership.
  • Chemical application: Forest protection laws limit the use of chemicals. Foresters must follow a variety of state and federal regulations when using herbicides that slow down the growth of invasive plants and other vegetation that compete with newly planted tree seedlings for water, sunlight, and nutrients. This helps the young trees survive and become established enough that herbicides are no longer needed until the next replanting.

Rosboro is proud to offer sustainable building products that give you the strength you need and enable you to bring your vision to life.

Contact Rosboro

P.O. Box 20
2509 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477

Corporate Office: (541) 746-8411
Corporate Fax: (541) 726-8919
Toll-Free Sales Office: (888) 393-2304
Toll-Free Technical Service: (877) 457-4139
Sales Fax: (541) 726-0972