Climate change considered a threat to human rights...
This article was shared by the R & B Timbers group from allafrica.com
By Fred Pearce
Trees offer ways to help achieve "negative emissions", but what does that mean for forest communities?
The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a landmark the world rightly applauded. Its pledge to limit global warming... Continue Reading
It's that time of year again and with our list of 25 ways to bring Christmas cheer, we have every timber delight you can think of to pack, stack and turn it up by making something different this year!
Create lasting memories and a fun place to display your decor. Take a look at some of the pictures below for some inspiration on how-to build your own Christmas tree and decor pieces to add to your home. They're ideal for the outdoors or indoors so you can really go all out with these.... Continue Reading
Find out why utility poles are important to the future of the internet in an article by wired.com
THERE ARE SO many technologies poised to play a major role in the future of the Internet. But there's one you may have forgotten about: the utility pole. Utility poles have become a flashpoint in the on-going battle between Google and entrenched telcos like AT&T and Comcast. Earlier this year, Louisville, Kentucky passed a so-called "One Touch Make Ready" law aimed at making it easier... Continue Reading
Forests are a vital part of how our world functions. Here is everything you need to know about why forests matter - as we approach COP22.
This article was shared by the R & B Timbers group from mnn.com
Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet's densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species as well as 1.6 billion human livelihoods, yet humans are also responsible for 32 million acres... Continue Reading
Take a look at the importance of Urban Forests in the world. This article was shared by the World Hardwood from theguardian.com.
Mature trees clean air, lower stress, boost happiness, reduce flood risk - and even save municipal money. So why are they cut down when cities develop - and how should the UN's new urban agenda protect them? The skyline along Manhattan's Upper Fifth Avenue, where it flanks Central Park, is dominated by vast, verdant clouds of American elm trees. Their high-... Continue Reading
Trees and their magnificent history.
This article was shared by the R & B Timbers group from treehugger.
From oldest to tallest to most sacred and more, we present a brief who's-who of arboreal heros.
There are oh so many reasons why we should thank our lucky stars for the trees that we share this planet with. They are the gentle giants who seem to have gotten the short end of the stick, so to speak. Stuck in their place without voice or arms, they are... Continue Reading
Timber is one of the most popular materials being used worldwide. From interior to exterior, the aesthetic appeal of timber, as well as its hardiness make it an obvious choice for a variety of projects.
What exactly makes this wood so adaptable? Timber stores carbon through its life cycle, and it is recyclable. The production and processing of timber products uses less energy than most other building materials, in turn resulting in fewer emissions into the atmosphere.
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Have you ever run your hand across a gleaming table top and wondered where its wood came from? Or asked whose job it was to cut the logs that became your new bookcase? Whose trees were used to produce that pencil you're chewing on?
Consider for a moment all the people whose livelihoods, history and future centre on the great forests that generate the timber we import every day.
In fact,... Continue Reading
This article was shared by the R & B Timbers group by The Tree People.
Here are 22 of the best reasons to plant and care for trees or defend a tree?s standing:Trees combat climate change
Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2... Continue Reading
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Asia Pacific - Industry leaders showed their commitment to developing more sustainable business practices at the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit which was held between 3-5 August 2016 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Stakeholders got together accelerate practical action on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and achieving sustainable development in the region.
Rainforests in... Continue Reading