Forests still cover about 30% of the land area, but are disappearing at an alarming rate. According to the World Bank, the world lost about 1.3 million km² of forest cover from 1990 to 2016 (an area comparable to South Africa).
Wood is one of the oldest materials in the world with many positive properties. One outstanding property is the sustainability of wood as a building material. Wood protects the climate because every cubic metre of wood used binds one tonne of CO2. Every felled tree then creates space for new trees, which in turn actively remove CO2 from the air. And while other raw materials needed for building are becoming increasingly scarce, wood is constantly growing back. So that wood can use this potential, we plant trees as part of the wood processing industry and thus save even more CO2.