We are proud to say we are one of the most ethical timber suppliers, not only in the Brisbane area, but across Australia. We source every variety of timber as close to Brisbane as we can. In addition, we always buy our timber from sustainable, ethical sources.
When people ask us why we only buy timber from sustainable sources, we tell them it is because we want to make a difference and we want to leave a better world for our children and their children and their children. But that is just the short answer. Here are the hows and the whys.
How Sustainable Timber Helps the Environment
We have explained here on numerous occasions how timber stores carbon and how that gives it a negative carbon footprint and how the carbon footprint is a direct measure of the negative effect that we have on our environment and on global warming. About for this piece we are going to discuss a slightly different issue: deforestation.
When Timber is harvested without being replaced, it is called deforestation. From the day we began as a colony, we have lost approximately 40% of our forestland. While a great portion of this is because we needed land to live on, it is still our responsibility to keep the damages to a minimum.
Deforestation deprives us of oxygen while increasing global warming. Global warming is also responsible for the greater extremes in weather that we have had over the last 30 years. Deforestation also endangers living species of plants and animals that depend on the forest as their natural habitats.
When trees are harvested in a sustainable fashion, it means that every tree that is harvested at an appropriate age and then replaced by a new tree. This helps keep the oxygen replenishment and carbon storage cycles intact.
The result is that we do less damage and are able to slow down the horrendous effects we are having on our planet.
Best Timber Suppliers in Brisbane
To learn more or to enquire about timber, call the best timber suppliers in Brisbane:Narangba Timbers. Our number is (07) 3888 1293.