There are two reasons for using tropical wood. Certified tropical wood is a very environmentally friendly material that often surpasses the properties of local wood.
It often has a longer lifespan. 35 to 50 years is the rule rather than the exception. And 100% circular. In addition, the choice of tropical FSC wood leads to the protection of very vulnerable forests and their inhabitants, people and animals. After all, FSC forest may not be felled for soy or oil palm plantations. The forest remains a forest by choosing tropical wood more often.
The following questions/answers about tropical wood come from FSC Netherlands. We have translated the questions into English. https://hierhoutdaarbos.nl/