Trees are one of the most vital natural resources in the world, with tremendous benefits for supporting life. It has an irreplaceable role in the world ecology, as forests are nature’s lungs. There is not a species on the planet that does not owe its existence to trees. People have benefited from forests for thousands of years, utilizing this amazing resource for shelter, fuel, tools and even medicine, with more than 25% of all medicines used originating from rainforests.
Wood is a natural, living material, which has both strength and elasticity. A tree’s species, origin and growth determine it’s technical capabilities. In the hands of an experienced master-craftsman, wood’s practical capability and aesthetic beauty is revealed.
Latest research has shown immense health benefits to people who utilize natural wood furniture. There are indications that wood has curative properties and help with the recovery from illness, compared with those who live surrounded by synthetic materials. Only 1% of forests has been studied for medical properties, and yet every second we are losing a football-pitch size of this amazing resource.
It is paramount that we all work towards sustaining this natural resource and ensure that future generations enjoy its vast benefits.