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The Benefits Trees Have on the Environment

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Trees are true powerhouses of the environment. They provide us and the ecosystems around us with many benefits. Today, their value increases as practical and commercial value grow. Without trees, there's no environment for life on earth.

At Madison County Wood Products, we're committed to using the whole log every...single...time! We are reducing waste using scanning and automation technologies that allow better utilization of the log. As stewards of the environment, Madison County Wood Products wants to highlight the key benefits trees provide to the environment and ecosystems around us!

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Improved Air Quality

Forests play a vital role in air quality and the planet's health. Trees absorb carbon dioxide through the leaves and bark of a tree, releasing clean oxygen for us to breathe and live. Madison County Wood Products develops a management plan with each landowner to ensure that all timber harvests are conducted in a responsible manner which encourages natural regeneration of the hardwood forest. Responsible harvesting has led to an overall increase in the growth of timber in Missouri’s forests.

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Reduces Environmental Damage

Trees' intricate root systems help stabilize the soil and absorb rainwater to protect against flooding and landslides. As a tree grows, its roots grow deeper, which is fundamental to reducing soil erosion and flooding. The deeper roots grow, the better benefits a tree provides to the local ecosystem. Those deep root systems keep the tree sturdy, which helps reduce wind speeds during storms and protects homes from wind damage.

Trees Grow Our Economy

Trees benefit the economy in a few ways; tree-lined streets increase economic revenue for retail shops and property values. With more people and companies straying from plastics, wood is a great renewable alternative for their homes or business uses. In Missouri, the forest products industry contributes 10 billion dollars per year to the economy and employs over 40,000 Missouri residents.

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What Madison County Wood Products is Doing to Help Forests

We are passionate about managing our natural resources; MCWP takes steps to ensure healthy, viable forests for generations to come. We focus on sustainability in every area, from forest management to operational management.

At Madison County Wood Products, we are spreading awareness about the positive environmental impacts of using wood. Our job as wood managers is to guide skillfully and sustainably harvest of the Missouri timber we source. MCWPs allow forests to regenerate after sourcing timber, reducing carbon footprint.

View our sustainable analysis to learn more about the positive impacts MCWPs have on the environment.


Bryan Kesting is the VP of Sales for Madison County Wood Products – he’s also a 2nd generation Co-Owner of the family-run business. He helps set the company's direction and continually pursues industry-changing opportunities. Bryan is proud to serve MCWP’s clients and the entire team, from the loggers to the drivers delivering the finished goods. Everything he does supports the company’s drive to be an incredibly vertically operated wood products company by managing acreage, harvesting, logging, milling, and manufacturing while focusing on zero waste by using the whole log.


Madison County Wood Products Inc. is a vertically integrated company specializing in land and timber management, logging, sawmilling, and pallet manufacturing. We take a zero-waste approach focusing on environmental impact while providing customers with quality products, competitive prices, and on-time deliveries.

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