Future of Wood: Stronger than ever

Giant wood beams, hewn from ancient cedar, Douglas fir and pine, once braced Oregon’s largest homes and business buildings. But as the large trees disappeared from the market, wood beams were replaced with concrete and steel.

Until now.

Innovations in wood products and engineering have created support beams and panels even stronger than single old-growth beams, opening new markets for younger trees grown in Northwest forests.

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