Wood – Making our Lives Better
Wood is the only renewable building material. As a tree grows it sucks up carbon dioxide, and when those trees are turned into wood products they hold on to that carbon, virtually forever. Wood is also a great insulator, provides beautiful acoustics and is local. Not only is using wood an environmentally friendly choice, but it is also good for our health. Studies have shown that using wood can provide positive benefits that mimic the effect of a natural forest – improving our physical and mental well-being.
Wood makes our lives better in many ways. It’s used to build our homes, it provides us with renewable energy, and it can be used to make a number of forest products that we use every day, sometimes without even knowing it. In addition to lumber and paper, wood and wood compounds are used to make bath towels, nail polish, toothpaste, LCD screens (computers and televisions), ping pong balls and even car doors. Can you spot the forest products in your home? Take the quiz!
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