Outcome

American cherry is an excellent material choice from an environmental point of view; despite being a very desirable species, abundant in the U.S. forests, it has been overlooked in recent years.

© Uxío Da Vila / AHEC
© Uxío Da Vila / AHEC

Data from the U.S. Government Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) shows that the volume of cherry in U.S. forests is 402 million m3 – 2.9% of the total volume of hardwood standing in the North American forests.

11.72 million m3 of American cherry grow annually in these forests, while only 4.33 million m3 per year are harvested. In other words, after removals, the American cherry forest grows at 7.39 million net m3 per year.

It only takes 11 seconds for the U.S. forest to replenish the American cherry used to make Cercas Territory with natural growth.

© Uxío Da Vila / AHEC