Is there enough wood in the world to feed sustainability?

DW discusses whether there is enough wood in the world to feed sustainability. Wood is the resource the world is relying on for its low carbon future. It’s touted as a replacement for concrete and steel, fossil fuels, power and plastics. But is there enough of it to go around?

The harvesting machine takes just one second to fell the towering spruce, and another to strip the branches and scan its trunk for defects.

“This one is very straight,” operator Antonio Petersson Kvennefelt says of the trunk gripped by the arm of his machine, as a screen in front of him flashes with data.

“The computer decides what it wants the logs to be. This one is for Långasjö, a sawmill in Sweden.”

 

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