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mheslep
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Oct29-09, 05:43 PM
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Quote Quote by Chi Meson View Post
... I wouldn't use that as an excuse to chop down all the trees. Keep in mind that a mature tree used for lumber would take 100 years to grow. It could also take nearly that long to fully decompose if it lay by itself in the woods. If it were turned in lumber, how long would it remain a "house" ?...
I believe he meant harvest the tree, build the house, and grow another tree in place, which apparently can store a fair amount of CO2.
Quote Quote by Chi Meson
...Keep in mind that a mature tree used for lumber would take 100 years to grow....
More like 20 to 35 years in the Southern US, with thinning as early as 12 years, for managed softwood forests used in the majority of construction, longer in the NW and Canada.