Our timber plantations are natural absorbers of carbon dioxide. Growing trees absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores it. The carbon dioxide remains locked up for the whole life of the wood even when we use it for building products, furniture and paper.
Gunns has over 200,000 hectares of timber plantations ‐ that’s approximately 460 trees for every person in Tasmania!
These plantations act as ‘carbon sinks’ reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Approximately one third of the greenhouse gases produced by Tasmania’s population are being absorbed by our plantations. That’s why we are part of the climate change solution.
Please refer to our
presentaton on Carbon