• Kiwanis Club learns forestry benefits
By Linda Green

John Sunday addresses the Kiwanis Club of Thomson. Photo by Linda Green.

Georgia, with 24.8 million acres of timberland, has more forest than any other state and the southeast is the largest producer of wood products worldwide.
“At 20 percent, Georgia is a key player in forest products in the world,” said John Sunday of the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Sunday gave that message as he spoke about the Sustainable Forest Initiative at the June 10 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Thomson.
The Sustainable Forest Initiative combines responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions to ensure the long-term health of forests. In Georgia, the initiative works across the forestry community to support programs that improve the practice of sustainable forestry on all lands.
Sunday told the club that Georgia has more trees than it had 100 years ago and the forestry industry provides 118 thousand jobs to Georgians and adds $26 billion annually to the state's economy.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., June 16, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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