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What is the most sustainable wood?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Based on all woods and years to be harvested.



The most sustainable wood is wood that is...

  • harvested from managed forests,
  • travels the shortest distance to the mill,
  • uses the least amount of energy to process, and
  • travels the shortest distance to the consumer.

Otherwise it's not sustainable.

There are many variables that play a part in making the determination of "most sustainable wood," and for each end user, the results will differ.


For more information:

Read "Which species of wood are the most sustainable?", a Q&A answered by J Neufeld.




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