The forests of the world are a natural gem and a tremendous resource to humanity. We need our forests for more than supplying building materials, our forests absorb 40% of carbon emissions we create, greatly contributing to climate control. Many companies are looking at their wood suppliers with scrutiny and are moving to sustainably harvested hardwoods.
Pioneering furniture designers take their forest conservation efforts to the next level by creating custom furniture without any deforestation. Beautifully hand-craft coffee tables, dining tables, and sideboards are made from trees salvaged from hurricanes or fallen from “old age”, environmental conditions.
One of them, Taracea, a Mexican Company represented in the Valley of the Sun by Gilbert design showroom Interior Essentials leads the movement. In their own words:
" By strategically sourcing wood instead of using intensive forestry methods, we actively reduce the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. "
" We take great care to recover fallen and hurricane-tumbled trees without damaging their surrounding ecosystems. This process can take years from start to finish. Ours is a difficult but highly rewarding job that allows us to rescue what would otherwise have been wasted, and to reduce carbon emissions in the process. There’s a certain beauty that only time can create. Our reclamation process allows us to harness the wood’s authentic character in the creation of our designs.”