How Illegal Russian Oak Becomes Hardwood Flooring in the USA

This video illustrates the path of illegal timber from the old growth forests in the Russian Far East, through manufacturing in China, and ultimately into homes and offices in the United States as hardwood flooring. The devastating impacts of the illegal timber trade clearly show the need for implementation and enforcement of the Lacey Act, the United States law banning imports of illegally harvested and illegally traded timber and wildlife products.

Find out more about the U.S. Lacey Act, here.