Why use wood
There are three things to remember about wood:
1. Wood is good to use
1. Wood is good –
• Wood is reusable – at the end of their lifetime wooden products can be easily reused or the material can be used as a source of energy
2. Wood comes from forest – wood from sustainably managed forest is a renewable resource. Forests, when properly managed, produce wood for centuries. Forests need to be managed and harvested in order to maintain the supply of wood. Wood is the only renewable building material and therefore the environmental impact is very small when compared to other materials.
3. Forest grows again – The trees in the forest grow again within approximately one or two human generations. In Estonia, as in the Nordic region in general, the forest has been a source of livelihood for centuries. Humans have lived together with forest for long history and have used the resources in sensible way. Nowadays the various environmental certification schemes and legislation have been put in place to further ensure the sustainable regeneration of the resources as well as the protection of diversity in the forest ecosystems