Touring Domtar's Sustainably-Managed Forests

May 9, 2017 10:15 AM ET

The seed of what would become Arbor Day was planted when pioneer Julius Sterling Morton moved from Detroit to the Nebraska territory in 1854. A nature lover, Morton began planting trees, shrubs and flowers in the treeless plain around his Nebraska home.

In 1872, the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture accepted Morton’s resolution to dedicate one day a year to planting trees. The board declared April 10, 1872, to be Arbor Day. Arbor Day activities took place across the state, and it is estimated that more than one million trees were planted that day.

Today, all 50 states recognize the holiday with activities and programs.

Forests cover roughly one-third of the world’s landmass. They provide the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide a habitat to more than half of the world’s terrestrial species. Trees also absorb carbon dioxide, prevent soil erosion and cool the Earth.

Because Domtar’s future is rooted in the forest, we are committed to sourcing wood responsibly using the highest certification standards, including those outlined by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Third-party certification ensures that forests are being managed in an environmentally sound, socially beneficial way and assures customers that their products come from forests that will thrive for generations to come.

Take a virtual tour of the well-managed forests that supply Domtar with responsibly sourced wood fiber to create the everyday products our customers rely on by visiting the World Wildlife Fund’s photo journal.