The well travelled Lyptus wood remains as sturdy as ever

From the lush and fertile plantations of Brazil comes one of the most efficient and sturdy woods on the market today. Derived from two species of Eucalyptus tree, Lyptus stands proudly on its sustainable characteristics. Originally manufactured for the purposes of quick harvesting and production, Lyptus has recently earned a reputation for being a more environmentally friendly alternative to woods like oak or mahogany. As opposed to other trees grown in colder climates, Lyptus trees can typically be harvested for lumber in under 20 years. Like maple, Lyptus is a closed-grain wood making it one of the hardest woods on the market and thus can be used for a variety of projects including cabinetry and flooring. The most popular marketing perception of Lyptus wood coincides with a word we here thrown around quite often, “sustainability”, but what does that mean? And does that term actually apply to Lyptus Wood? Well, because Lyptus is typically grown on plantations, this means there is no actual forestting needed to harvest the wood itself. Thus, the harvesting of Lyptus wood does not endanger the habitats contained within old growth forests where more traditional hardwoods are harvested. The controlled atmosphere of the plantation environment also can ensure the safety of growing conditions as well as growing processes, allowing for only the most safe and efficient growing practices to be used under those particular growth conditions. Lyptus is a proud member of our kiln dried hardwood family and has been available for all of your project needs.

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