Feel Good About Choosing Lyptus

When you select Lyptus for your hardwood floors or you cabinets, you are not only getting a very beautiful wood product, but you are also choosing a very sustainable building product. The eucalyptus plantations supplying the Lyptus-producing lumber mill are owned and managed byFibria, Weyerhaeuser’s joint venture partner in the Bahia Produtos de Madeira (BPM) S.A. mill.

The plantations are a mosaic of eucalyptus and native tropical forest that were previously agricultural and grazing lands. Over 25% of these plantations are managed as permanent native forest where sensitive slopes and areas near water are maintained in natural habitat. Original species native to the area over 100 years ago have been reintroduced into this ecosystem.

The Fibria plantations are certified to Brazil’s national sustainable forestry standard, Cerflor. This standard has been endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a European based international organization that endorses credible sustainable forestry programs.

Fast Growing Trees = Faster Material Replenishment

Eucalyptus trees grow quickly and may be harvested within 14 –16 years of planting. Lyptus® forests are 11 times more productive on 2.5 acres (hectare) per year basis when compared to a temperate forest, which may take 80 to 100 years or more to mature. Lyptus forests also produce 30 times the volume of lumber per hectare per year when compared to an unmanaged temperate forest. Like Weyerhaeuser mills in the United States, the BPM mill uses virtually every portion of the log, converting it to lumber and other usable by-products; residuals are used as bio-energy for the kiln drying operations.

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