Whitewood as a raw material

Pine forests that provide suitable material for timber houses are diminishing in Finland. Timber-hirsi wants to use material that is of very high quality even by international standards without causing too much stress on forests. We therefore use Finnish whitewood, which is available in line with the principles of sustainable development and is of very high quality. Pine forests that provide suitable material for timber houses are diminishing in Finland. Timber-hirsi wants to use material that is of very high quality even by international standards without causing too much stress on forests. We therefore use Finnish whitewood, which is available in line with the principles of sustainable development and is of very high quality.

PLUSMETSÄ
Whitewood tolerates moisture better and has better thermal value than pine. Since whitewood logs are always made of the best part of the tree trunk, they are of uniformly high quality. Timber logs made of whitewood are almost crack and warp free and retain their beautiful light colour for years.

  • Plusforest produces more than is cut and the timber is harvested according to a strictly controlled scheme.
  • Plusforest is capable of binding carbon dioxide and thus inhibiting the greenhouse effect.
  • Here in Europe, Finland is the number one expert on anything to do with forests and forestry.
  • Two thirds of PlusForest is owned by ordinary Finns, and therefore such good care is taken of them.
  • From the same forest you can obtain wood raw material as well as berries, mushrooms and game – not no mention the relaxation of rambling.
  • The natural management of PlusForest protects biodiversity
  • The skillful multiple use of PlusForest is the natural, growing source of Finnish well-being – both mental and material.

More information about PlusForest in English
http://chickenology.virtualave.net/eslnet/forests.pdf
(source: Finnish Forestry Association)