I’m no scientist. Should probably know more about timber than I do.
I was reading an article called Wood Is the New Green in Pallet Enterprise. There were some facts about carbon emissions I did not know.
Trees need CO2 to grow. They absorb it and store it. The absorption of CO2 slows global warming.
- Young trees absorb carbon rapidly.
- Mature trees absorb carbon slowly.
- Dying, decaying or burning trees release carbon.
Thus, the practice of cutting mature trees and replanting new ones is best for carbon management.
When trees are harvested, 98% is used.
As a result of environmental concerns, it’s been the process for decades to replant after harvesting actively. Forest growth exceeds harvesting rates by 40%.
A lot has changed on the timber front since I entered the business more than 40 years back. To participate in an industry that has adopted sustainable harvesting techniques is gratifying.