carbon capture

Most people assume that cutting down trees for use in construction will be bad for the environment because this will reduce the number of trees able to absorb carbon from the air.

It is actually the case that in an undisturbed forest, old trees eventually die.  When they decompose most of the carbon they have stored is released into the air, therefore making an almost carbon neutral impact on atmospheric carbon during the life of the tree.

When we use sustainable timber for construction as long, as the timer does not rot or burn, its carbon stays locked in.  At Alameda Garden Buildings, we replant and replace more than the timbers we use thanks to the fantastic scheme at Marston Vale Forest.  Even better, trees actually absorb carbon more rapidly when they are young and growing and absorb less when they age.  We can therefore build our gorgeous garden structures in the knowledge we are actually improving the world we live in.

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