19th February 2016 | Eco-business

Bedell Guitars is committed to hand crafting guitars with sustainably harvested woods. Recently, they partnered with Stand For Trees, and more specifically the Allcot Group’s Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conversation project, to protect a threatened Brazilian rosewood forest.

Stand For Trees empowers individual citizens and businesses alike to take direct action to protect endangered forests and reduce the impacts of climate change. Every time you buy a Stand For Trees Certificate, you help local forest communities around the world keep a specific forest standing and prevent a tonne of CO2, the most abundant greenhouse gas, from entering the earth’s atmosphere.

Bedell Guitars will buy ten Stand For Trees certificates for each Brazilian rosewood guitar that is purchased, specifically supporting conservation efforts in Pará, Brazil. Pará houses one of the most diverse and abundant ecosystems on the planet. The Brazilian Rosewood Project in the Pará’s Portel municipality works to protect this fragile ecosystem by stopping rampant deforestation of carbon-dense rainforest while allowing degraded forests an opportunity to regenerate. “Bedell Guitars recognizes the rareness of this revered tonewood,” states Tom Bedell, founder Bedell Guitars. “Even though the Brazilian rosewood we use for our guitars was harvested legally Bedell wants to go further to support conservation practices in the area.”

“Protecting the world’s forests is the most important thing an individual or business can do to take climate action now, and Stand for Trees applauds Bedell Guitars for its industry-leading forest stewardship ‘from seed-to-song’ program and for raising awareness about forest conservation and climate change to guitar players and non-players alike,” says Peter Mach, Assistant Director of Stand For Trees. Grattan MacGiffin, Chief Commercial Officer at ALLCOT adds, “It is particularly rewarding for us to be associated with Bedell Guitars, who not only recognize the importance of conserving endangered forests but are going even further to compensate for their climate footprint.”

To try out Bedell’s Brazilian rosewood collection locate your closest dealer here. Not in the market for a new guitar but want to support the efforts behind Stand for Trees? You can learn more and support the Brazilian Rosewood Project in Pará starting with as little as $5.