Sustainability

In crafting premium oak barrels we are committed to ensuring healthy, productive forests that will continue for generations to come. Our French oak stave mill, Merrain International, is certified “PEFC”, along with all T.W. Boswell French oak barrels. This certification verifies we use French oak logs from sustainably managed and certified forests. Our American oak stave mills support our log suppliers through Professional Timber Harvest training which focuses on safety and sustainable forest management.



Sustainability

In crafting premium oak barrels we are committed to ensuring healthy, productive forests that will continue for generations to come. Our French oak stave mill, Merrain International, is certified “PEFC”, along with all T.W. Boswell French oak barrels. This certification verifies we use French oak logs from sustainably managed and certified forests. Our American oak stave mills support our log suppliers through Professional Timber Harvest training which focuses on safety and sustainable forest management.

White Oak Sustainability

“Our stave mill joined this sustainable management system (PEFC) to enable us to preserve the forest, the air, the fauna and flora, and to continue – for the years, decades, and centuries to come – to have high-quality oak.”


– Jean-Marc Pernigotto, General Manager, Merrain International

“Our stave mill joined this sustainable management system (PEFC) to enable us to preserve the forest, the air, the fauna and flora, and to continue – for the years, decades, and centuries to come – to have high-quality oak.”


– Jean-Marc Pernigotto, General Manager, Merrain International



Sustainable Cooperage

Once the white oak logs leave the forest, we continue our sustainability efforts by utilizing nearly 100% of each oak log. These efforts mean that T.W. Boswell operates one of the most sustainable, environmentally conscious cooperages in the world.

White oak logs at a sustainable log yard

Sustainable Cooperage

Once the white oak logs leave the forest, we continue our sustainability efforts by utilizing nearly 100% of each oak log. These efforts mean that T.W. Boswell operates one of the most sustainable, environmentally conscious cooperages in the world.

Examining a harvested white oak log

Harvesting Improves Forest Health

Forests are an important natural resource and we are committed to doing our part in promoting their sustainability through selectively harvesting trees at their peak maturity. Harvesting mature trees helps renew the forest and therefore is essential to keeping forests healthy. The key is to harvest trees in a sustainable manner.


Harvesting Improves Forest Health

Forests are an important natural resource and we are committed to doing our part in promoting their sustainability through selectively harvesting trees at their peak maturity. Harvesting mature trees helps renew the forest and therefore is essential to keeping forests healthy. The key is to harvest trees in a sustainable manner.

Enhances Wildlife

Enhances Wildlife

Selectively harvesting a forest improves the availability of food for wildlife. Remaining trees tend to be more vigorous and produce more seeds and nuts for wildlife.


Promotes Growth

Promotes Growth

Removing mature trees at their growth peak creates more room for the remaining trees, allowing the younger trees to fully grow with the new increase of sunlight and moisture.


Sustainability Partnerships
Combats Pollution

Combats Pollution

Trees in a healthy, growing forest store carbon, which helps reduce the impact of the greenhouse effect.

Sustainability Partnerships

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