2023 Three Tree Planting in Honduras

We’re proud to have taken part again in our yearly Three Tree Pledge tree planting in cooperation with Unacifor in Honduras. Every year, in order to promote and continue sustainable forestry practices and the long term economic security of the region, we fund and participate in the planting of new pine forests.

Ensuring the vitality and sustainability of timber as a natural resource is crucial for the environment and future generations. Education and support for sustainable forestry play a significant role in maintaining a balance between meeting current needs and preserving forests for the future. That’s why Better Wood Products takes proactive steps towards environmental stewardship by prioritizing responsible forestry practices. This dedication not only benefits the ecosystem but also sets an example for the industry, fostering a more sustainable approach to timber harvesting and resource management.

The belief in properly managed forests lasting forever aligns with the essence of sustainable practices, highlighting the potential for a perpetual cycle of renewal and resource utilization. By advocating for this vision, we not only promote the use of renewable resources but also encourage the preservation and longevity of our natural habitats for generations to come.


2021 Three Tree Pledge Planting

We’re proud to have traveled down to Honduras again to support our partners at UNACIFOR for the annual 3 Three Pledge planting, where we continue to plant sustainable pine forests, supporting the environment, the local economy and people who love fatwood worldwide.


2020 Three Tree Pledge Planting

Once again we’re proud to have supported another year’s round of pine tree planting in Honduras as part of our longstanding Three Tree Pledge program. Despite covid, everyone pitched in and got the job done. Thanks to our partners at ESNACIFOR!

2019 Three Tree Pledge Planting

Better Wood Products is proud to have completed our yearly planting yet again. Here are a few images of this year’s program.



2018 Three Tree Pledge Planting

Better Wood Products is proud to to look back on another successful year of the Three Tree Pledge and supporting Honduras’ Universidad Nacional de Ciencias Forestales, (UNACIFOR) . Below are a series of  photos from our 2018 efforts.


Wood Products International Plants for the Future

Gifts of land and higher education will enrich lives for decades to come

Siguatepeque, Honduras: Wood Products International, Inc., a leader in the renewable forestry industry, recently honored the Honduran National School of Science and Wood, Esnacifor (Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Forestales), with a scholarship in Wood Engineering and a donation in the amount of 300,000 Lempiras.

The endowment included the Gil Aguilar Bradley Plantation, a tree farm of 75,000 pinewood trees.  A statement of cooperation between Esnacifor and WPI was also signed.

Richard E. Davis, representing WPI, traveled from Savannah, Georgia to the city of Siguatepeque to present the funds to the prestigious institution on July 8, 2010.  Davis said the funds be used for the planting of 75,000 pinues oocarpa (pine ocote) trees, a renewable wood that is utilized in many Honduran homes.

He continued, stating that the purpose of the initiative is twofold:  to ensure a sustainable forest at Esnacifor while allowing WPI the opportunity to take an active hand in the conservation and preservation of Honduras’ abundant natural resources; and to collaborate with educational and scientific programs Esnacifor offers to students in all of the Americas. He also hopes these plantations will become sources of drinking water for the Honduran people.

In addition to the 300,000 Lempiras for the cultivation of the 75,000 pine ocote trees, a special donation was made to endow a scholarship so that an Esnacifor graduate may attend a foreign university.

The planting was held in the school’s forest, at the plantation named for two pioneers of Wood Products Int., James M. Davis and Gil Aguilar Bradley, both deceased.  Bradley purchased the land for Esnacifor 40 years ago, while establishing a sister company in La Lima, Cortes, Honduras and one in the United States.

In the fields where the planting took place, Richard E. Davis was accompanied by WPI’s manager of Honduran operations, Jose Gil Aguilar. Both visit Esnacifor frequently, where they purchase pinecones, pine seeds and other renewable wood products for the American markets.

Davis’ future projects include the Lancetilla Botanical Garden in Honduras, the second largest tropical botanical garden in the world.

Esnacifor was founded in 1969 with 142 students and currently has an enrollment of over 1500. Wood Products International began operating in 1986 and has been relying on the wood products of Esnacifor since 1969.