A picture taken on March 27, 2013 shows the sign of Swedish furniture giant Ikea at the Odysseum shopping mall, in Montpellier, southern France.
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Ikea is buying up forests to keep tighter control over the wood it uses to produce its iconic, easy-to-assemble furniture.

The Swedish furniture company bought a Romanian forest earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reports. The wood from the forest will be used to create products for a store in Bucharest.

Ikea’s move comes as the company has been working to become more environmentally friendly. Earlier this year, Ikea was banned from cutting down trees in Russia, though the ban was lifted a month later.

The company has also been trying to become more efficient while simultaneously expecting to sell more inventory than ever before. Per the Journal:

For more on Ikea, check out Fortune’s in-depth feature on the company’s transformation in recent years.

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