Using wood as material to reduce climate change

Currently, the buildings are mostly constructed with steel and concrete. These two materials have been the most used in the construction industry. However, neither of both has a completely sustainble life cycle balance as the wood. As a building material, wood possesses competitive characteristics and properties compared to the other two materials. Wood needs only a small amount of energy for production and recycling. Wood … Continue reading Using wood as material to reduce climate change

Why are we so fascinated with wood?

“To early man, trees were objects of awe and wonder. 
The mystery of their growth, the movement of their leaves and branches, the way they seemed to die and come again to life in spring, the sudden growth of the plant from the seed – all these appeared to be miracles as indeed they still are, miracles of nature!” – Ruskin Bond, The World of … Continue reading Why are we so fascinated with wood?

Exotic wood species in Guatemala’s tropical forest

The Guatemalan tropical forest situated in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in the north of the country has a size of 21,000 km². The forest community and  organizations develop a sustainable and protected forest. The forest has an abundant and unique selection of exotic species, while most are unknown species in the market. The market is currently concentrated on two or three species: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), … Continue reading Exotic wood species in Guatemala’s tropical forest