What Can I Do if I Witness Logging Practices that Do Not Appear to be Consistent With SFI Guidelines?
You can call the SFI "Inconsistent Practices Hotline" at 1-800-474-1718, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to report logging practices that are "inconsistent" with the guidelines of the SFI program. When you call, you will be asked for some basic informtion about the logging that is taking place. The SFI program will determine if the logging is being conducted by an SFI-trained logger, and if so, the complaint will be investigated by one of our district representatives until some resoultion is reached.
Logger + Trainee Database
The SFI training program was developed to satisfy the wood-procurement and harvesting requirements of the many SFI-certified wood purchasing companies in Michigan. SFE training consists of core and continuing education (CE) training. This database can be checked by foresters who work for SFI-certified companies.
Facts About Forestry
Do we need trees for oxygen?
No. Compared to the oxygen reserves in the atmosphere, trees produce a very tiny amount. Considering all the vegetation on the Earth, trees also don't contribute much. The oceans produce far more oxygen than trees. Remember that the purpose of photosynthesis is not to produce oxygen, but to produce sugars.