"The Greenleaf Guarantee" - All of Greenleaf's products are made from wood harvested using sustainable methods. Greenleaf's forests are left standing, enhanced, ecologically intact, and healthy.
Using environmentally conscious methods, Greenleaf foresters remove only the trees that need to be harvested to keep the forest healthy. Many of these are small-diameter trees,
which then become poles and are made into these products to enhance your home
Top Left: Pole truss structure of Westcliffe pavilion Top Right: Log entry way with pole fence
Bottom Left: Large, hand-peeled spruce pole Bottom Right: Pile of machine-peeled poles at our sawmill
Excerpt from "Options wide open for small-diameter wood" by
Sheryl Herres on April 6th, 2004:
"Len Lankford, CEO and president of
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products in Westcliffe, CO says communities
come first. He said he believes forests must be kept intact and productive even
after logging. He calls it 'landscape logging,' and says the loggers would
incorporate nursery operations."
" 'Imagine custom loggers that are landscape forestry teams,' Lankford said.
'Imagine a wood factory that can use anything profitably - slash,
small-diameter, defective wood in mixed-diameter woods. Imagine a true
community forest. This is what the forest landowner and the public want.' "