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Dec 06, 2023

4 Reasons to Use Wood in the Workplace

Blog Category: Sustainable Lumber Practices

There are many things that make up a healthy workplace. Culture, leadership, health benefits, activity levels and lunch options can all create a healthy work environment. But did you know that architecture and design also contribute to the overall health and well-being of employees? One concept, known as biophilic design...

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Apr 13, 2022

How Active Forest Management Can Aid in Carbon Sequestration

Blog Category: Forestry, Sustainable Lumber Practices

Active forest management is an excellent way to minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfires, protect air and water quality, and provide sustainable wood products. But did you know it can also help remove carbon from our atmosphere? This process, called carbon sequestration, is a natural system of removing carbon...

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Mar 16, 2022

How Forest Management Can Help Prevent Damage Caused by Catastrophic Wildfires

Blog Category: Sustainable Lumber Practices

Catastrophic wildfires are one of the most detrimental events forests face. Unlike low or mixed-intensity fires, large-scale wildfires burn at an extremely high temperature, destroying everything in their path. The temperature and speed at which these fires spread make them extremely difficult to contain and cause extensive damage to...

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Jan 26, 2022

Sustainable Forest Management in Action at the Sterling Ranch

Blog Category: Forestry, Sustainable Lumber Practices

In this video, Marks Lumber profiles John Ottman of Ottman Forestry Consultant, discussing his largest endeavor as a private forestry consultant - a 26-year project known as the Sterling Ranch. Located in Wolf Creek, MT, the Sterling Ranch Company is made up of four enterprises: the ranch, timber, hunting and...

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Oct 20, 2021

Creating and Managing Healthy Forests: A Video for Montana Forest Products Week

Blog Category: Forestry, Sustainable Lumber Practices

This week, October 17-23, is Montana Forest Products Week. Established in 2011, Forest Products Week is dedicated to honoring the forest products industry and extending its appreciation for providing gainful employment and stewardship of our public and private forests. In celebration, Marks Lumber presents “Creating and Managing Healthy Forests,” the...

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Sep 29, 2021

Why Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Makes Excellent Wood Products

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Decking, Sustainable Lumber Practices, Timber Frame

At Marks Lumber, we manufacture high-quality, circle-sawn lumber, timbers, siding, and flooring – all from locally-grown Douglas fir timber. Rocky Mountain Douglas fir is a wonderful choice for many different projects due to its natural durability, beautiful appearance, and availability. But what exactly makes Douglas fir such an excellent material...

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Sep 22, 2021

Is Wood Flooring or Carpet a Better Investment for Your Home?

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Sustainable Lumber Practices

When it comes time to install or replace flooring in your home, you're met with several options, from wood flooring to carpet, vinyl, concrete, and many more. Because your flooring will likely be in place for at least several years, it's important to consider the pros and cons of each...

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Sep 15, 2021

Wood: The Way of the Future

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Lumber Process, Sustainable Lumber Practices, Timber Frame

Wood products are no longer a thing of the past. In fact, many say this renewable resource is the future of the building products industry. This is not only due to product innovations but also new research highlighting the environmental, physiological, and economic benefits of using wood products. The...

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Sep 01, 2021

What Contractors Can Expect From Working With Marks Lumber

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Lumber Process, Decking, Sustainable Lumber Practices

At Marks Lumber, we've been partnering with both residential and commercial building contractors for decades. When homeowners and investors are looking for sustainable circle sawn materials, many of their hired contractors come to Marks Lumber - Montana's trusted supplier for circle sawn lumber, timbers, flooring, and siding. With years of...

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Aug 25, 2021

On the Ground: The Forester's Role in Forest Management Decisions

Blog Category: Forestry, Lumber Process, Sustainable Lumber Practices

"The profession of forestry serves society by fostering stewardship of the world's forests. Because forests provide valuable resources and perform critical ecological functions, they are vital to the well-being of both society and the biosphere." - The Society of American Foresters. Foresters dedicate their entire careers to learning how to...

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Aug 18, 2021

Celebrate Montana Forest Products Week With Us On October 15th

Blog Category: Marks News & Events, Sustainable Lumber Practices

Event Details What: Mill Tour and Customer Appreciation Day When: Friday, October 15th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: Marks Lumber, 30 Lump Gulch, Clancy, MT 59634 Overview In 2011, the Montana Legislature established the third week of October (17-23) as Montana Forest Products Week. The week is dedicated...

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Jul 21, 2021

How Wood Flooring Can Help Reduce VOCs In Your Home

Blog Category: Sustainable Lumber Practices

In this new age of choosing sustainable building products, many homeowners are not only concerned with the health of our forests and communities but also the health of their homes. It’s no secret that many of the building products and everyday household products we use contain harmful chemicals, known...

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Jun 09, 2021

Why Developers Are Opting for Wood in Commercial Buildings

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Sustainable Lumber Practices

Wood is perhaps the longest used building material in human history, with the first timber dwelling built more than 10,000 years ago. Timber has stood the test of time and is still considered one of the best options for building materials when it comes to both the structure, interior, and...

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May 26, 2021

5 Things to Know About Marks Lumber

Blog Category: Sustainable Lumber Practices

You may or may not have heard about Marks Lumber until now, but chances are, if you've made it this far, you might be considering doing business with us. If that's the case, there are some things you should know about us that make our company unique. Here are five...

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May 12, 2021

Sustainability Benefits of Using Wood in Your Home

Blog Category: Siding, Sustainable Lumber Practices

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. Using sustainable materials like wood helps protect our planet, and it can also protect you from high energy costs in your home. When planning your build, the sustainability benefits of incorporating wood are clear. Here are a few ways that using wood in your home...

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