SYP Lumber

Known for its strength and durability, southern yellow pine (SYP) grows in the southern United States from Virginia to Florida and West to the Piney Woods of Texas. 

Whether you are framing your next home or designing an outdoor living space to enjoy with your family and friends, SYP lumber is a great choice.  

Builders select SYP lumber for almost every purpose. In residential construction, SYP is used in many structural applications such as joists, rafters, roof trusses and laminated beams. Durable and economical, SYP is increasingly being used for industrial applications like pallets and specialty crating to commercial framing for hotels, apartments, college dorms and senior living facilities.

SYP also readily absorbs preservatives, so it is also a preferred choice for treated wood applications and outdoor living uses such as wooden decks, patios and other outdoor construction. 

With such a wide variety of uses for this beautiful wood, SYP is a smart, adaptable choice for your next project. 

15 of our SYP producing mills in the southern U.S. meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI©) fiber sourcing requirements, an internationally recognized sustainable forest management standard. An additional 7 mills, which were acquired in 2017, are currently in the process of becoming SFI© certified for fiber sourcing.

Green Building & LEED Compliance

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has issued a LEED alternative compliance path (ACP) that recognizes wood and paper from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Program as part of an integrated approach to encouraging environmentally responsible forest management and eliminating illegal wood from the building material’s supply chain. The ACP applies to all LEED v4 rating systems including Homes v4 and to all LEED 2009 rating systems. A technical factsheet is available for more information on how to count your certified products for a LEED point.

SYP Environmental Product Declaration

EPDs are concise, standardized, independently verified reports on environmental performance.  This EPD has been developed in compliance with ISO 14025 and ISO 21930, verified under UL Environment’s EPD program.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for North American softwood lumber from the American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC).