"Okay Oak" a case study on responsible sourcing of white Oak from the Russian Far East
Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica) is a CITES listed species. It is often harvested illegally and unsustainably from forests in the Russian Far East (RFE). The oak then flows over the Russian and Chinese borders and is often mixed in mills with oak from other parts of the world like the US and Europe. Companies sourcing oak from China could be unknowingly purchasing wood that has been illegally or unsustainably harvested if they don’t practice due care.
But sourcing responsible Mongolian oak is possible! Read the case study here.