Wood Chips for Paper Products and More
From your coffee cup and napkin to your favorite magazine, the paper used to make them likely began as wood chips.
Green Diamond is a provider of clean, high-quality wood chips that supply many paper mills in Japan, China and the U.S. This part of our business helps generate value from what would otherwise go to waste. It’s a win for our company, customers, sawmill partners and environment.
Here’s how our wood chip business works: As sawmills process harvested trees, often originally grown by Green Diamond, small pieces of residual wood are generated and delivered to our California Chip Facility on Humboldt Bay—one of only three West Coast facilities that can load ocean-going wood chip vessels. This makes us an ideal supplier for Japanese and Chinese pulp mills that turn the chips into a variety of paper products. Many of these customers seek our products because of the rigorous Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification standards. We also use whole-log chipping to process smaller logs and other tree parts that sawmills cannot use. Examples include tanoak, red alder and Sitka spruce. In these cases, we chip the entire log to supply domestic pulp facilities, many of which are located in the U.S. northwest.