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The world of trees used for construction

November 28, 2020 2:44 am

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You will no doubt have seen the overwhelming amount of options that you can have to choose from whether you have ever considered purchased timber or looked at wood for a building material. But are you sure any of these interesting details about the tree make it a viable option? It’s one of the main considerations when you are looking at getting an Oak Roof Truss. Here are a few things that will make you feel a bit better about using it.

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Trees will take decades to achieve their maturity. After 25-30 years, an oak tree begins to achieve maturity, while an apple tree can mature in around 10 years. When trees as a whole hit a certain age, there is no specified timeline, this all depends on the tree type and whether it is a normal size or modified size such as dwarf varieties they slow down.

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By using an underground network of fungi that help to share energy from one tree to another, trees have a special way of interacting with each other. There is a ‘mother’ tree at the centre of every network. The trees also use these adjacent networks to warn each other about pests that could target trees in the area.

 

With about 300 of these species being listed as critically endangered and even more on the endangered list, it is believed that there are over 3 trillion trees worldwide. Thats less than half their was in prehistoric times!

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