CO2 Reduction by Trees
 Forests help stabilizing the climate.
 Trees breathe in CO2 and Oxygen out.

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Ingenious wood properties

Wood is brilliant, in many ways!

Forests help stabilizing our climate

Lolly as a symbol of sweets
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2), better known as greenhouse gas is a toxin, climate pollutant or perhaps something important?
  • Trees like sweets – just as everyone does. Trees make their own candies and they prefer dextrose.
  • Can you believe, each kilogram of wood lowers the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere by 1.65 kilograms of CO2?
  • Had you thought, that Australia’s forests grow enough wood to produce 1.3 tonnes of lumber each second.
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Wood is a natural source of energy

Battery as a symbol of energy storage capacity
  • Wood is a renewable resource and all areas harvested in Australia are regrown.
  • Timber can bind carbon for several hundreds of years and once it cannot be used anymore it is still a source of energy.
  • An amazing amount of 5.5 kWh of pure energy is stored in every kilogram of wood.
  • By using timber instead of other building materials, the CO2 content of the air can even be further reduced.
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Timber is an excellent building material

Bearer as a symbol of strength
  • Timber can reduce the energy consumption during the construction, the operation and maintenance of buildings.
  • Timber is strong, it can carry 14 times the load that steel is able to carry and at the same time it is resistant like reinforced concrete.
  • Wood is easy to maintain, persistent and functional. Wood is a natural product that smells good, sounds good and feels good.
  • Timber structures are weather resistant, withstand fire attacks and earthquakes.
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