Weyerhaeuser Leads North America in Sustainable Forestry

           Weyerhaeuser Leads North America in Sustainable Forestry

More than 20 million acres certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative®
standard

PR Newswire

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Aug. 12, 2013

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the completed
acquisition of Longview Timber's approximately 645,000 acres of forestland in
Washington state and Oregon in July, Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) now owns
or manages approximately 20.5 million acres of forestland in the U.S. and
Canada, making the company one of North America's—and the world's—largest
private sustainable forestry operations.

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"Weyerhaeuser is dedicated to industry leadership in forest stewardship and
sustainability, and we will continue that leadership as we bring the recently
acquired Longview Timber operations into our portfolio," said Tom Gideon,
Weyerhaeuser's executive vice president of Timberlands. "All of Weyerhaeuser's
North American forests will continue to be certified to the Sustainable
Forestry Initiative^® standard, which ensures that our forest management
practices meet a broad spectrum of social, economic and environmental
requirements."

With more than 240 million acres within its purview, the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative is the largest forest certification standard in the world.
Certification criteria are established by a diverse group of community
organizations, environmental groups, industry, academia and government
agencies.

"By successfully achieving independent, third-party certification of its lands
to the SFI standard, Weyerhaeuser has demonstrated a strong commitment to
responsible forestry and to the communities that depend ona variety of forest
benefits," said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative.

To become SFI certified, auditors assess compliance in dozens of factors key
to responsible, renewable forest management, including demonstrated
performance in forest productivity and health, sustainable harvesting,
protection of water resources, promotion of biodiversity and fish and wildlife
habitat, protection of at-risk species, legal compliance, training, ongoing
research and continuous improvement, and more.

"Customers expect accountable forest stewardship, and consumers want to make
informed buying decisions," Gideon said. "SFI certification, along with
complementary programs such as the American Tree Farm System for family forest
owners, provides assurance that Weyerhaeuser wood is sourced responsibly."

These market forces are spurring significant growth in forest certification.
For example, the acreage certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative has
grown 71 percent since 2007. Despite such growth, however, global forest
certification stands at about 10 percent. In contrast, 100 percent of
Weyerhaeuser's forests worldwide are certified.

"We achieved 100 percent certification in our North American operations
several years ago, and this year we also achieved full certification for our
forests in Uruguay," Gideon said. "It's a standard we've set for all of our
operations. And while we're proud of our accomplishments, we continue to focus
on continuous improvement as one of the world's preeminent sustainability
leaders."

About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is solely
responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally
recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. Across the United
States and Canada, 240 million acres/nearly 100 million hectares are certified
to the SFI forest management standard. In addition, the SFI program's unique
fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all
suppliers' lands. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the
percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and
post-consumer recycled content. SFI on-product labels identify both certified
sourcing and COC claims to help consumers make responsible purchasing
decisions. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors
representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally. Learn more
athttp://www.sfiprogram.org/andhttp://sfiprogram.org/Buy-SFI.

About Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of
timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control nearly 7 million
acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million
acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a
sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry
standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose
fibers products, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of
single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012,
we generated $7.1 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people
who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World
Sustainability Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.

For more information contact:

Media – Anthony Chavez, 253-924-7148
Analysts – Kathryn McAuley, 253-924-2058

SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company

Website: http://www.weyerhaeuser.com
 
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