No environmentally acceptable alternative to wood

May 2009
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2009, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p37
In this article the author questions the opposition of environmentalists against the practice of managing of indigenous forests for sustainable supply of forest products. A nonprofit environmental wood advocacy group has suggested that all wood substitutes, such as concrete, metal and plastic, should also come from environmentally certified sources. The author recalls a discussion he had with one of New Zealand's environmental leaders regarding the Fletcher Challenge and forest management.


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