Presentation on theme: "WELCOME – who said this? “I came to appreciate the forest wasn’t just a place of beauty, but a source of resources: the ultimate renewable resource.”"— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME – who said this? “I came to appreciate the forest wasn’t just a place of beauty, but a source of resources: the ultimate renewable resource.” AND “ When I see people who work with timber I see the ultimate conservationists and I want to salute you.” 3 rd March 2014
Sources of recycled timber > 100 buildings demolished each week in Queensland An average post war hardwood house has 1 truck load of recyclable hardwood Source : Trevor Lyons President Qld Demolishers Association
65% of Australia’s bridges are made of timber = > 35,000 timber bridge Source Professor Keith Crews UTS
The Power of Poles >6,000,000 in service. Average life 30 yrs 200,000 poles available for recycling each year Source Michael Powell Gottstein fellowship
Good information sources www.kennedystimbers.com.au www.kennedystimbers.com.au www.woodsolutions.com.au www.woodsolutions.com.au www.timberqueensland.com.au www.timberqueensland.com.au Many thanks
3 steps to become a better conservationist Step 1: Use the information sources available on sustainable timber use Step 2: Specify more timber on your next project with confidence Step 3: ENJOY making a positive environmental choice Welcome aboard the new environmental movement – Greater timber use
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