The source of Home Depot and Lowe's Lumber Finally Discovered
Investigative reporter Jeremy Liarens was invited to the plantation where both Home Depot and Lowe's source their lumber.
"I've always wondered where they got their wood from - and it was great to finally see the place where it all starts" Liarens commented.
Forestry expert Rod Thicke described the growing process to Liarens:
"First we find the choicest locations that will ultimately produce the best product. We need a sunny location where the trees can benefit from maximum solar radiation. Great soil helps as well".
"on closer inspection, you can see the finished product beginning to take shape":
"Another advantage of our process is that it provides a place for native birds to find a temporary (before the tree is harvested) home":
"and here is a picture of the final product just before harvest":
So there you have it. How both Lowe's and Home Depot source their wood. Now we all know.