It was the unwavering devotion of the oxen and mules, each with its dray in tow, which helped pioneer the early days of Joseph Lumber Company. Leading the charge with sweat on their brows, were the toughest of men-men who never forgot that the soil beneath their feet was where the next forest will grow. Though much has changed with time, seventy-five years and four generations later, a humble sentiment of these roots remain at the heart of this family business. Forging ahead with the values instilled by the generation before, Joseph Lumber Company continued to grow its industry footprint by establishing its Green Friendly division, which offers forestry management and environmental land clearing services.
Today, with an environmental approach to every aspect of the company, Joseph Forest Enterprises Inc. continues to evolve through its two divisions: Green Friendly Land Clearing and Joseph Lumber. Whether the scope of the project includes a need for forestry mulching to promote a new stand of timber, or for the clearing of land for new site development, the most important objective of the Green Friendly method is to complete the task with the least amount of disturbance to the forest floor and wildlife, leaving behind a blanket of mulch that promotes erosion control and minimizes water run-off. For all the trees that leave the forest, the mission becomes making the most of them through green friendly practices when arriving at the Joseph Lumber plant, whether produced as lumber, wood products or wood biomass for alternative energy production.