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Building to last protects forests

  • Trisha Sertori


Gianyar | Thu, September 27 2012 | 09:30 am
Building to last protects forests

PREMIUM Saved: Using reclaimed timber in construction protects forests from logging.Growing at just two millimeters per annum, Kalimantan’s ironwood trees, locally called ulin, take a century to achieve just 20 centimeters in diameter.
This staggeringly slow-growing tree lives for more than a millennium, but mature trees are rare in forests and unfeasible as plantation timber.

This densely co...