If you didn't request the wood, it would've likely ended up as mulch for highway landscaping growing natives on some very marginal land or municipally composted
Talk about importing/exporting!!! The outflow of material, labor, and money to enable the process is kooky! IS THIS ETHICAL !?!? Because in my area, this is the default setting, and the notion that the ethics of "importing materials" in the midst of such a massive export could be questioned... seems a little weird.