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Timber usage help reduce global warming


 
Wood could play an important role in combating climate change; trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while growing. The carbon is going to be forever locked inside the wood as long as we don’t destroy it.

Producing timber product produce only a fraction of carbon emissions compared to “substitute materials” as Steel, aluminum, Plastics and concrete. Taken account the carbon sink effect when the tree grows the carbon footprint of timber product is negative.

Even recycling substitute material still produce a lot more carbon footprint than timber product.

Plantation timber usage give a strong signal to the market place that planting trees is good business. This means more carbon is going to be absorbed from the atmosphere by trees.

Using latest processing technology, plantation timber could replace old growth natural forest timber that could drastically reduce natural forest exploitation that also good news for global warming.

Compared with conventional logging that must venture deep into the rain forest, plantation has significantly less carbon footprint. Transporting logs from timber concessions need specially build dirt road snaking down through most demanding terrain, while plantation located relatively near civilization and existing road. Plantation need significantly less road compared to forest logging to produce the same amount of logs.

In Indonesia plantation timber harvesting don’t even have to use heavy equipment, the small diameter logs usually cut to short length only, could use human power to move it. This is a significant reduction in carbon emission as well. The planting, upkeep and harvesting activity also provide the much needed jobs.

Villagers could plant trees on their vacant lots even besides their houses providing there is a good market for their logs. This could open up an area to plant trees that was “forgotten land”. In official maps the area designated as villages while in fact have cumulative potency for million hectares of underutilized land that could turn to community based timber plantation.

Wood could play an important role in combating climate change; trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while growing. The carbon is going to be forever locked inside the wood as long as we don’t destroy it.

Producing timber product produce only a fraction of carbon emissions compared to “substitute materials” as Steel, aluminum, Plastics and concrete. Taken account the carbon sink effect when the tree grows the carbon footprint of timber product is negative.

Even recycling substitute material still produce a lot more carbon footprint than timber product.

Plantation timber usage give a strong signal to the market place that planting trees is good business. This means more carbon is going to be absorbed from the atmosphere by trees.

Using latest processing technology, plantation timber could replace old growth natural forest timber that could drastically reduce natural forest exploitation that also good news for global warming.


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