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Did you know...

... that no forest is destroyed to harvest wood used for decorative purposes?

... that only a few trees have the properties necessary for their wood to be used for decorative purposes?

... that for this reason only a very small portion of a timber harvest (1-5%) can be made into veneer and only slightly more into lumber?

... that ten percent of today´s forest areas would be enough to meet the worldwide demand for timber sustainably (including paper production)?


... that more than half of the wood harvested in the world is burned to generate energy?


... that the forested area in most industrial countries is growing, especially in the hardwood forests of North America and Europe, and that less timber is cut than grows back?


... that each tree absorbs an average of six kilograms of CO2 from the atmosphere each day and thus makes a decisive contribution to protecting the climate?


... that every cubic meter of lumber has drawn a quarter of a metric ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere? 


 ... that managed forests, thanks to their high proportion of young, strong, growing trees, enable CO2 to be extracted?


... that an old, unmanaged forest produces as much CO2 through processes of decomposition and decay as it stores, and that therefore an unmanaged forest contributes nothing to reducing global CO2?


... that wood retains its ability to bind CO2 even after being used in homes and buildings?


... that processing wood requires smaller amounts of fossil fuels than processing other materials, such as steel and concrete, and thus releases far less CO2


... that making one cubic meter of aluminium releases 22 metric tons of CO2, compared to 0.015 metric tons for sawn timber? 


... that processing wood produces no waste, but rather reusable by-products?

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