Forest wood data

Forestry timber data

Timber & Forestry Data

Wood as a material

  • Is a natural, renewable and inexhaustible raw material
  • Offers a feeling of warmth in touch and sight
  • Is insulating to heat, sound and electricity
  • Its processing requires small energy consumption
  • Has great mechanical strength related to its weight
  • Its processing and binding is easy
  • Is the most environmentally friendly structural material

Wood for the environment

  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2). A typical tree absorbs 1000kg of CO2 and releases 727kg of O2
  • On average, the production of one cubic metre of timber creates approximately 1.1 tons less emissions of CO2 than the production of an equal quantity of a high energy consumption material like concrete or steel
  • Wood products and by-products are an important energy source even at the end of their life cycle, since they can get recycled and offer alternative types of renewable energy sources
  • Deforestation impedes the repercussions of the climate change

Wood and Cyprus

  • Cyprus was well known in ancient times for its rich forests and its timber that was used for ship construction
  • The Cyprus Pine Tree (Pinus brutia) was used for the support of underground mine tunnels during copper processing (1900 B.C.)
  • Alexander the Great chose Cyprus as a strategic location for the construction of ships, taking advantage of the forgotten oak forests of the island
  • To this day, there are eleven National Forest Parks in Cyprus, covering a total area of 23289,22 hectares
  • Today, Cyclamen (cyclamen cyprium) is considered to be our national plant and Golden Oak (Quercus alnifolia) our national treeQuercus alnifolia) our national tree

Wood and Forests in the World

  • Around the world, forests cover 31% of the total land area on Earth
  • The five richest in forests countries are Russia, Brazil, Canada, USA and China
  • There are approximately 63.000 known tree species and it is estimated that there are 9.000 which are still unknown to science.
  • Forests offer home to about 2/3 of all life species of our planet

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Timber and Forest Facts

Wood as a material

  • Is a natural, renewable and inexhaustible raw material
  • Offers a feeling of warmth in touch and sight
  • Is insulating to heat, sound and electricity
  • Its processing requires small energy consumption
  • Has great mechanical strength related to its weight
  • Its processing and binding is easy
  • Is the most environmentally friendly structural material

Wood for the environment

  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2). A typical tree absorbs 1000kg of CO2 and releases 727kg of O2
  • On average, the production of one cubic metre of timber creates approximately 1.1 tons less emissions of CO2 than the production of an equal quantity of a high energy consumption material like concrete or steel
  • Wood products and by-products are an important energy source even at the end of their life cycle, since they can get recycled and offer alternative types of renewable energy sources
  • Deforestation impedes the repercussions of the climate change

Wood and Cyprus

  • Cyprus was well known in ancient times for its rich forests and its timber that was used for ship construction
  • The Cyprus Pine Tree (Pinus brutia) was used for the support of underground mine tunnels during copper processing (1900 B.C.)
  • Alexander the Great chose Cyprus as a strategic location for the construction of ships, taking advantage of the forgotten oak forests of the island
  • To this day, there are eleven National Forest Parks in Cyprus, covering a total area of 23289,22 hectares
  • Today, Cyclamen (cyclamen cyprium) is considered to be our national plant and Golden Oak (Quercus alnifolia) our national tree

Wood and Forests around the world

  • Around the world, forests cover 31% of the total land area on Earth
  • The five richest in forests countries are Russia, Brazil, Canada, USA and China
  • There are approximately 63,000 known tree species and it is estimated that there are 9,000 which are still unknown to science.
  • Forests offer home to about 2/3 of all life species of our planet

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Useful links

Useful Links

Useful Links Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry www.ccci.org.cy Department of Forests (Republic of Cyprus) www.moa.gov.cy/forest European Commission for the Environment https://ec.europa.eu/environment/forests BM CERT (Greece-Cyprus) bmcert.org BM TRADA

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