One of nature's greatest gifts to mankind is wood. No other material has provided so much through the centuries. Not only does it provide food, shelter, energy for warmth and cooking, clothing, tools and 10,000 other products, but it renews itself naturally. Had we not been provided this wonderful resource, we would have been forced to invent it. Trees take our waste carbon dioxide and provide the much needed oxygen our world requires for life.
Think of all the consumer products made of wood. If you add all those products that are made by processing wood into other materials, the numbers are astonishing. Products made from wood fiber include all kinds of paper and board materials, cabinets, decorative woodwork, mouldings, beautiful furniture, construction materials, sports equipment, parts for weaving and knitting mills, flooring, home building, rayon and other fibers, tanning chemicals and thousands of other products that touch our lives daily.