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Hi Jeremy,

Just thought I would send you some photos of the finished curved floor/wall that you supplied the timber for.

 

Looks great and everyone commentson it.

Thanks for your help with the timber selection.

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Why We Need Sustainable Timber Sources

16 Nov. 2015

When we hear about forests being cleared, many people think that it isn't a problem and we can just plant new forests, but the world's timber resources are being decimated at an alarming rate. We have all heard about the Amazon forest deforestation, trees that will never be replaced because they have been cleared to make way for highways, grazing land, and other such uses. However, I think that we are living in an age where people are genuinely interested in taking an active role in preserving our environment and its resources and that what is lacking in most cases in some basic education about how to go about this.

Until fairly recently, this was going on in our own back yard. That is until our governments decided to operate a sustainable forestry practice which is seeing much of our native woodlands returning and protection of our older crops.

So what is sustainable timber growth? Well, as I said at the beginning of this article, most people's perception about trees and timber is that once a tree has been cut down, it can be replaced making it one of the most renewable and environmentally friendly products we can buy. But as we've seen from the case of the Amazon forest and other similar stretches of forestry throughout the world, this is not always the case. A sustainable forest is one where every tree that is removed is replaced, one for one, by another tree. This can be done by either planting new nursery trees or allowing nature to take its course. Usually the former is the surest way of guaranteeing a one for one replacement.

Another equally important facet of sustainable forestry is that the impact of removing and replanting does as little damage as possible to the biodiversity of the surrounding woodland. If we destroy the surrounding vegetation in the process of taking out a section of trees, what's the point! There will always be some damage when you consider the necessary methods employed to cut and extract the timber, but we must ensure that this damage is kept to a minimum.

Because timber is such a vital and renewable resource, needed for many aspects of our lives from building houses to making wooden spoons, we need to protect it for the future. We have one of the best forestry systems in the world when it comes to managing our timber resources. This means that not only our children, but our grandchildren and their grandchildren will be able to take full advantage of the timber and the magnificent pleasure that a forest can bring.

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