Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

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Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Founded in 1954, the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) is an organization of Western Red Cedar producers in the US and Canada. Known worldwide as the “voice of the Cedar industry”, its members account for more than 65% of the world’s production of cedar and have an annual volume of nearly one billion board feet.Real Cedar for Siding, Decking and Outdoor Projects

The WRCLA has a strong foundation of research, showpiece photography and accessibility to some of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry. The WRCLA provides these resources to their members and information to the public, including builders, architects, do-it-yourselfers and homeowners, to spread the word about the benefits of utilizing Western Red Cedar.

Builders and homeowners around the world continue to appreciate the natural beauty of Western Red Cedar, a wood with roots that date back centuries to the Native Americans who first named it the “Tree of Life”. Today, Western Red Cedar provides unmatched durability and versatility – qualities that make it perhaps the most beloved and valued of the building woods.

With a rich grain, texture and color that enhances and complements any architectural style, Real Cedar fits naturally with the great outdoors.

Today’s sustainable forestry practices ensure a perpetual abundance of Western Red Cedar from North America’s forests. Cedar substitutes, like wood-plastic composites are manufactured from materials extracted from the earth – once removed, they can never be replaced. And when substitute product age beyond their useful life they become part of landfills. As a natural product, Cedar is biodegradable.

From beautiful Cedar decks, to classic, yet contemporary siding, and outdoor structures like arbors, fences and garden sheds, Real Cedar is the perfect choice. Visit www.realcedar.org to learn more about the many uses of Western Red Cedar.

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