Timber is good for the world. One of the few natural, renewable building materials available today, timber takes less fossil fuel energy to produce. The cyclical process involved in the harvest and regeneration of forests for timber production ensures timber’s continued availability. Up to 10 trees are replanted every time one tree is harvested, continuing the renewable cycle. Being a natural resource, timber is not toxic, is safe to handle and touch, ages naturally, and does not break down into environmentally damaging material.
Trees absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide and store it in their leaves, branches and trunks. Approximately 50 per cent of the dry weight of a living tree is carbon that has been removed from the atmosphere, stored for the life of the tree, and retained throughout the timber manufacturing process.
Use these online tools from Hyne Timber to calculate the carbon footprint of your projects and the time to regrow timber.
Upon leaving a sawmill, a cubic metre of termite resistant timber has an embodied carbon footprint of negative 627kg. In other words, 627kg of carbon is captured in 1m³ of timber and this amount is not released into the atmosphere.
Calculate how much carbon emissions you're removing from the environment.
Softwood Grow Back Rate
More than one million hectares of Australian softwood farms grow a combined total of approximately 35m³ of timber per minute. Once turned into Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) products, it equates to approximately 13m³ per minute.
Find out how long it takes for the timber used in your projects to regrow in pine plantations.