Local Forestry

A Carbon Footprint of Four Canadian Wood Products Delivered to the UK

The idea that wood products have a low carbon footprint is intuitive. Wood grows naturally, using 
energy from the sun, and doesn’t require large amounts of fossil fuels to manufacture. As they 
grow, trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and release oxygen (O2), and wood 
products continue to store carbon (C) over their lifetimes—even longer if the wood is reclaimed 
and used elsewhere.