Sengon – the Foundation
Sengon is the other plantation wood we use, this time for the foundation of our engineered hardwood floors. Like the Hevea, Sengon is a plantation wood in Indonesia (and other places around the world) that is pest-resistant, lightweight and grows very quickly, letting the forest replenish quickly.
As stated in an article on the International Climate Initiative website, “… since Sengon is a leguminous species, it binds nitrogen in the soil and thereby improves the fertility of degraded land. This offers an economically and ecologically viable means of making unproductive land usable again.”
The Making of Our Engineered Wood Floors
Together, the harvesting of Sengon and Hevea from plantation forests to create the base and core of our floors give us the ability to facilitate the natural cycle of these trees. Once the trees have come to the end of their productive life the forest needs to be culled to remove vegetation that competes with newer trees for nutrients and space. By using plantation wood, Forestry Timber actively participates in reducing our output of carbon emissions to lessen the impact of our carbon footprint.