Trees are key to the battle against carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas that drives climate change.
As they grow, trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They convert this carbon into sugars and wood and release pure oxygen back into the atmosphere.
This is incredibly valuable, ensuring forests with thousands of trees are both an effective carbon store and carbon sink.
Harvesting trees before they die naturally (and return their carbon to the atmosphere) locks the carbon into the wood and timber products. Replanting the trees then begins the cycle of carbon storage again.
Wood and wood products store carbon. Choosing wood and wood products instead of non-renewable energy intensive products and fossil fuels helps reduce the effects of climate change.