WholeTrees Structures is collaborating with Port Blakely to explore and develop markets for Structural Round Timber (SRT) and Sawn Heavy Timber (SHT) derived from Douglas fir and other species produced by Port Blakely's Pacific Northwest Forestry operations, and, whenever possible, the Winston Creek Certified Carbon Forest.
The initiative is born of both entities’ belief that, as markets realize “Single-Origin” SRT and SHT meet the basic requirements of scaled commercial construction, market differentiators such as true traceability and greater carbon sequestration will lead to increased market share.
About Port Blakely
Port Blakely is a renewable forest products company based in Seattle, WA, with close to 150,000 acres of forestland located in Washington and Oregon, and another 90,000 acres in New Zealand. A family-owned company whose forestry roots run five generations deep in the Pacific Northwest, Port Blakely’s story has been one of innovation, determination, and stewardship. The company has prioritized cultivating a healthy world by stewarding its forests to produce the sustainable forest products it grows and enhance the communities it supports. The Winston Creek Carbon Forest is the company's latest initiative demonstrating their commitment to exceptional forest management that results in high-quality wood products along with enhanced carbon sequestration and improved forest ecosystems.
Winston Creek Certified Carbon Forest
Port Blakely’s 10,000-acre Winston Creek Carbon Forest is the Pacific Northwest’s largest privately-owned carbon forest project to participate in the voluntary carbon market. Certified by the American Carbon Registry, the forest is managed on a 60 year or more rotation, up to 25 years longer than the industry norm. This generates additional carbon sequestration, resulting in carbon credits that Port Blakely offers on the voluntary carbon market. Additionally, the longer rotation yields trees that are much larger and of higher quality than is typical and it provides ecosystem benefits including greater biodiversity, improved habitat for fish and wildlife, and cleaner water.