Unit 3 - Demands on the Forests
Lesson 2: Wood Fibre Production
People want wood
A typical 1700 sq. ft. home uses wood from about 157 trees.
In 2005, Canada had 225,000 new houses built.
The United States of America, which is our largest market, builds over one million homes per year.
The Alberta Newsprint Company, located in Whitecourt, Alberta, is a leading manufacturer of premium newsprint.
"The Danish Wood Initiative" has produced an interesting and informative video on the merits of wood as a building material.
Click on the PLAY icon to the right to watch "Why on Earth a Wood House?"
People want paper
- Paper is made from wood pulp.
- Alberta produces both pulp and newsprint to meet local and and world demand.
- Wood chips and recycled paper are made into newsprint in Whitecourt.