Eucalyptus may only be familiar to you for its pleasant-smelling oil, but the use of its wood in commercial building is on the rise. Native to Australia, eucalyptus is a fast-growing wood which can achieve growth of 6-12 feet in a single year. Some species can live as long as 1,000 years and depending on the variety, trees can grow to heights of 30 to 200 feet.
The concept of sustainability is not new to us. It effects every aspect of our lives as more and more individuals, communities, and businesses understand its importance to the environment. There is a growing trend toward the use of bamboo and rattan in a variety of industries. While it’s in the nascent stages as a resource here in the US, China is the world leader in bamboo use.