The choices we make about the materials used as we develop the built environment have long-term effects on our society and the environment. Wood is beautiful, strong, versatile and renewable. As trees grow, they remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as carbon. With innovations in wood technologies, architects and engineers are now choosing wood for more and more building applications, including mid-rise and even high-rise structures.
The cycle of planting trees, to managing forests, to building with wood is perpetual. Responsible forest management, along with innovations in mass timber structures, are creating new connections between Oregonians and their forests, even when they're at the office.