Many people aren’t aware of the far-reaching benefits of eucalyptus hardwood in construction. Recently, eucalyptus has become a popular alternative to more traditional types of wood. These include oak, maple, ash, cherry, and pine. This popularity is due to its natural beauty, affordability, durability, and resistance to damage.
But one of the most significant advantages of eucalyptus is its eco-friendly properties. We are beginning to understand the importance of climate change and its effect on the environment and our everyday lives. At the same time, we are starting to realize the importance of carbon storage
Eucalyptus hardwood is great at sequestering carbon because its wood is dense. This allows it to hold more carbon for each cubic inch of timber. It grows fast, allowing it to absorb carbon faster. Eucalyptus also grows large. This enables it to store more carbon in the trunk, branches, and root system.
Eucalyptus hardwood is harvestable year-round and provides a living inventory of available biomass. These qualities reduce storage and inventory holding costs cut shrinkage and degradation losses.
Another benefit is that tree harvesting only happens every few years. The result is a reduction in the environmental impact created by disturbances at harvest and planting times.
The U.S. government has stated that “the biomass production and carbon sequestration capacities of eucalyptus trees match the Department of Energy’s and the nation’s interests in alternative energy production and global carbon cycling.”
That’s big news for you. Why is it important to use sustainable woods in building construction? If you are aiming for LEED certification, materials make a huge difference. If the environment concerns you, it’s important to know your options.
As you can see, there are many advantages to using eucalyptus hardwood. Because of its strength, Eucalyptus is an excellent alternative for your construction project. This timber can give it a more exotic, versatile, environmentally friendly, and durable advantage.
If you’re interested in using eucalyptus wood, we would love to help you!
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