Natures Stroke of Genius

[Video] Wood: Nature’s Stroke of Genius

In Blog, Nontoxic, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Are you fed up with all the drab and depressing news about climate change and environmental degradation? You’re in luck, there’s a solution.

It’s called wood! It’s the way forward. Wood is the world’s most environmentally friendly raw material.

Unlike dangerous oil platforms, pipelines, and the mountain-top removing coal mines, trees are renewable and beautiful.

Are you worried about cutting them down? In the Eastern United States, where we get our wood, recent studies show that tree growth is exploding.

Ecologists working at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center studying the rate of growth over hardwood forests in Maryland over the past 20 years have determined that trees there are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years: Growing 2-4 times faster than baseline growth. The research shows that on average the forests they studied are putting on an additional 2 tons of biomass per acre annually.

Furthermore, a recent study published in the journal Nature that takes advantage of cutting edge advances in big data shows that there are actually 3.04 trillion trees on earth compared to previous estimates of 400 billion.

This is huge news.

Does it mean that we’re out of the woods yet when it comes to climate change? Definitely not. In many parts of the world, we’re still cutting down trees much faster than we’re planting them. That’s why it’s important to buy residence hall furniture that’s made from FSC certified wood.

This short and brilliant video from the folks over at the Danish Wood Initiative explain why you too should choose wood!


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