Timber – greenhouse positive
Governments, the building industry and consumers are now focusing on the environmental impact of products.
During their period of active growth trees take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, release oxygen and sequester or “fix” the carbon in woody tissue – thus lessening the greenhouse effect.
Half a tree’s mass is carbon, so using timber for long-life products such as floors, windows, building products and furniture ensures the carbon remains fixed as a solid material, not as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Unlike heavily processed or entirely manufactured products, timber not only requires less energy to produce, the trees from which it is sourced actually cleanse the atmosphere.
There is no other building material that can claim this fact