Because of excellent forest management, and the fast growing properties of Redwood trees, there is more Redwood available as lumber, and more Redwood trees in the forest, than we had 50 years ago. Redwood is one of the fastest growing of all softwoods. With thousands of acres protected in our parks, Old growth can still be seen and enjoyed! None of this is harvested anymore. Instead, tree farms with excellent forest management, are rewarding us with an abundance of fiber, and, as these are sustainable forests, we will have Redwood lumber to enjoy for generations to come!