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Sustainable forestry

Wood is the only truly sustainable resource the world possesses, since forests can regenerate
within a lifetime, so humans can make a difference.

Reaching sustainable management of forests
is usually a process in 4 steps:

  1. from unregulated exploitation, as is still
    happening in many parts of S.E. Asia
  2. to regulated exploitation, as happens in
    most developed countries
  3. to ecology based forestry, as is now
    under way in the U.K.
  4. to sustainable forestry.

Legislation is one way of protecting forests but it needs
to be complemented by enlightened commerce.