Studies have proven natural wood to be superior to synthetic products in virtually every way when it comes to environmental performance. It is unsurprising then that Western Red Cedar is a highly sustainable wood type, capable of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and being both renewable and biodegradable. Western Red Cedar is also most commonly sourced from the best sustainably managed forests worldwide. For these reasons, it is the optimal timber choice for sustainability.
- Energy Expenditure: Wood products require much less energy to produce than concrete or steel.
- Recycling Capabilities: Wood cannot only be recycled but regenerated as well. Lumber producers have been so diligent about replanting trees that North American forests have grown 20% since 1970.
- Environmental Impact: Wood-product manufacturing produces far fewer toxins and greenhouse gases, which means Cedar has the lowest impact on air and water quality, especially true compared to the manufacturing of human-made materials.