Wood helps fight global climate change

Fossil fuel burning associated with the mining and manufacture of cement and steel for construction is one of the factors behind increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. By contrast, growing forests capture CO2 through the process of photosynthesis which is powered by sunlight. Carbon is stored in harvested wood - Wood is the ultimate "Green" building material.

Sustainable forests, where mature trees are harvested and replaced with young trees, contribute greatly to capturing carbon dioxide, whereas in native forest, the benefits of growth are often offset by the decay of older, unharvested trees releasing their carbon back into the atmosphere.

By choosing wood you can do your bit for a better world, in New Zealand and globally.