ENVIRONMENT

Sustainability

Wood is one of the most renewable and sustainable building materials known to man. The cycle of planting and harvesting results in the removal and storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This helps make timber an environmentally friendly choice for anyone concerned about their carbon footprint.
The energy (carbon) used to both harvest and replant is offset over the next 20 years of growth.
Carbon released and stored in the manufacture of building materials


Material

Carbon release
(kg/t)

Carbon released
(kg/m³)

Carbon stored
(kg/m³)

Rough sawn timber

30

15

250

Steel

700

5320

0

Concrete

50

120

0

Aluminum

8700

22000

0

Source: Presented in Ferguson, I., La Fontaine, B., Vinden, P., Bren L., Hateley,R and Hermesec, B. 1996, 'Environmental Properties of Timber', Research Paper commissioned by the Forest & Wood Products Research & Development Corporation.

“We’re custodians of the land - we invest for today for tomorrow.”

Doug Davidson – National Sales & Marketing Manager (Nelson Forest – Kaituna Mill)
Nelson Forest is the manufacturer of our renowned Kaituna Premium Wrapped Post (in both Rougher Header and DAR).  Nelson Forest’s commitment to quality and the environment is world renowned – they own & manage 78,000 ha of NZ forest and harvests only 2875 ha per annum on a 28 year cycle.   Since planting in 1927 – they are about to embark on their fourth rotational harvest.

     

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