May 3rd, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Cherry wood furniture is a favorite among our customers and people are always asking where the wood comes from. We source as much wood as we can locally, preferably right here in Vermont. But cherry wood isn't a big component of the Green Mountain Forest. There are a few cherry trees here and there across Vermont, but Pennsylvania is really the Cherry Capitol of the world and that's where we get most of our cherry wood. It is arguably the finest cherry wood on earth and is prized for its lovely red color, grain and luster.
Fortunately for us, in 1995 the state of Pennsylvania had the foresight to protect and preserve a great deal of their cherry wood resources. They committed to maintaining the state forest system sustainably and began green certifying it, by the Forest Stewardship Council, FSC. FSC is considered the gold standard in third party certifications of forests so we can be confident that the forests providing our cherry wood will be around to enjoy for many generations… just like our cherry wood furniture.