Timber and the Environment

Forest and wood products can effectively reduce the process of climate change in a number of ways.

Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store carbon so effectively that approximately half the dry weight of a tree is carbon. This carbon is locked up in the timber product whether we use it for building or furniture.

Wood products use less energy to produce compared with other building materials which require energy to manufacture (usually sourced from fossil fuels)

Sustainably Managed Resource

Australia’s Forest Management is among the best in the world in terms of conservation reserves and codes of practice for production forests.

Only 6% of Australia’s 147 million hectares of native state forests is available for timber harvesting.

Timber is harvested from about 1% of Australian State Forests annually.

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