Environmental benefits of timber
The government's Queensland timber plantation 2020 strategy: Growing the future of Queensland's timber plantations delivers some interesting information regarding the ability of timber plantations to improve diodiversity when compared to some other land uses, offset demand for native forest timber products and provide salinty, water interception and erosion benefits. Consider this...
In the process of growing 1 cubic metre of timber, about 230 kg of carbon dioxide is absorbed from the atmosphere and 160 kg of oxygen is released. One large tree is estimated to provide sufficient oxygen for up to four people per day, and 500 mature trees can absorb all of the carbon dioxide emitted by a typical car covering 20 000 km per year.
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