Wallgreens is committed to eco-sensitivity. It is this principle that has seen the Wallgreens source material from sustainable forests. This ensures that ecological balance is maintained.
A sustainable forest is a forest that is carefully managed so that as trees are felled they are replaced with seedlings that eventually grow into mature trees. This is a carefully and skillfully managed system. The forest is a working environment, producing wood products such as wood pulp wood based materials. Great care is taken to ensure the safety of wildlife and to preserve the natural environment.
Wallgreens thus ensures that business meets sensibility by importing from sustainable forests in Canada, Russia, USA, China and New Zealand.
Sustainable forests are the result of a commonsense policy to replace trees that are felled so that forests continue to exist providing natural materials for us all. A typical sustainable forest will contain trees of all ages and often different species of trees. As the trees mature they are felled and the natural wood is processed at saw mills. Felled trees are replaced with seedlings. In this way the forest is constantly renewed.
Seedlings are grown in a greenhouse until they are strong.
Saplings are transplanted to a sustainable forest.
Saplings grow into young trees and are thinned out every five years.
Growth of the trees is monitored closely until they are ready to be felled.
Felled trees are sent to the wood mill and are replaced by new saplings.