A well managed timber source is arguably the most environmentally friendly building product available

Sustainability

A well managed timber source is arguably the most environmentally friendly building product available. On a holistic level, our GoodWood Victorian Ash is one of the best once you include carbon sequestration, life cycle analysis, harvesting and regeneration. Here are some of the facts.

  • Before harvesting, all flora, fauna, silvicultural, historical and cultural aspects are surveyed, plotted and allowed for. Source.
  • The harvesting process is scientifically designed to mimic natural growth pattern of Victorian Ash species to ensure an organic cycle. Source.
  • A tiny 0.075% of the forest area is harvested and regenerated each year on an 80 year rotation. Source.
  • Only 6% of Victoria’s total forest area is both suitable and allocated for harvesting and regeneration on an 80 year cycle. These areas are scattered throughout the state to minimize and spread impact. Source.
  • The seed mix of each harvest is collected and re-planted in place of harvest to maintain diversity. Source.
  • Around 200,000 seeds are sown per hectare when dropped from a helicopter during aerial seeding. Source.
  • 100% of each log we receive is used. Eg sawdust used as a green energy solution to power our kilns. Source.
  • Up to 90% of the weight of kiln dried Victorian Ash is actually stored carbon (320kg per cubic metre approximately). This is far more helpful for lifecycle assessment and embodied energy considerations than other building materials or soft woods. Source.
  • We are proudly third party audited for Australian Forest Standard (AFS), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC), the Environmental Management System ISO14001. Source.