Do you know right from wrong? (wood wise)

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Offline GeorgeF

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Do you know right from wrong? (wood wise)
« on: 04/11/2009 10:29:05 »
Hey.

Are you using wood right? Did you know that it's actually okay to chop woods - but not to burn it because of the CO2 pollution? This is a new video that tells you about it:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni4Cy9gLsPs

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« Reply #1 on: 04/11/2009 11:04:40 »
I am certainly in favour of educating people on the rights and wrongs of the use of wood, but come on........ This is a bit on the 'patently bloody obvious' side.

Quote from: website
Do not burn wood that could have been used as building materials or in wood or paper products.

I see what you are getting at, but I think it needs re-wording.
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« Reply #2 on: 04/11/2009 20:55:26 »
Strange little movie. Intentionally misleading and grossly simplifying to provoke to make you look at the link. Heating with wood is wrong!(?) Cutting down trees is right!(?).

Along those lines though, I thought that burning wood releases just as much carbon than the tree captured while it grew. And that turning wood into charcoal traps carbon much more long term than letting it rot in the woods. Right?
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« Reply #3 on: 05/11/2009 10:37:41 »
Strange little movie. Intentionally misleading and grossly simplifying to provoke to make you look at the link. Heating with wood is wrong!(?) Cutting down trees is right!(?).

Along those lines though, I thought that burning wood releases just as much carbon than the tree captured while it grew. And that turning wood into charcoal traps carbon much more long term than letting it rot in the woods. Right?

Yeah, it's a bit overdone to attract attention... It would be better just to say that you shouldn't burn wood that could be recycled/used as building material. Think that we all agree that it's better to burn wood than fussil fules :)