Desirable properties of wood for sustainable development in the twenty-first century

Kenneth E SKOG, Theodor H WEGNER, Ted BILEK, Charles H. MICHLER
USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, 53726, USA USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA
Key message: Meeting human needs within the Earth’s carrying capacity will require responsible sustainable development. Enhanced properties in generalist trees and potentially in specialist trees can help to efficiently meet people’s expanding needs for materials and products while storing carbon, reducing GHGs, and reducing nonrenewable materials use.

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