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The Environment

Carbon

Carbon StoryForestry is the only Australia-wide industry that can be considered truly carbon positive.

Trees are a completely renewable resource, and forests - especially young forests - absorb and lock away vast amounts of carbon. Which helps our fight against greenhouse gases.

Timber takes far less energy to create than other building materials (for specific qualitative data please refer to the 'Embodied Energy' article on this website).

It also locks up carbon for the duration of its life cycle - particularly when it's used for products like furniture and house framing.

Tasmanians can be proud of the efforts made by the New Forest Industry.

Not content with being a world leader in forestry and conservation, we are continuing to apply fresh thinking to everything we do.

Download: Carbon Story (PDF)

Download: Forests, Wood and Australia's Carbon Balance (PDF)

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