03 Jun '15, 5pm

How sustainable is wood?

Making a responsible choice about the wood we use is a hugely important first step in dealing with the issue of deforestation. A lot of European beech, ash and oak have been taken (sometimes illegally) from ancient forests in Romania, Latvia and Estonia, a practice that is not only unsustainable but destroys sites of incomparable natural beauty. A key aspect of managed forests is keeping a healthy stock of older trees and using plantations of younger trees as the primary logging source. Using best practice forest management and schemes such as the FSC keeps forests in good condition, and their overall health is seen as more important than the timber they can yield.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/how-sustainable-is-wood/

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