It has a lower carbon footprint than traditional building materials and can provide long-term carbon storage -turning buildings into carbon sinks.
It is recyclable and has the potential for re-use, which allows carbon sequestration to continue long term.
It can be made from small diameter juvenile trees which are often unused and pose a growing fire hazard globally due to climate change. For instance, there are 2M ha of Eucalyptus in 86 countries currently underutilised.
It can use tree crops such as Swedish Aspen which grow up to 4.5 x faster than conventional crops and lock up far more carbon per year than conventional older plantations or forests.
It eases the pressure on shrinking global timber resources as it can be produced from most kinds of timber.*
Due to the potential use of rapid growth tree crops, it can sequestrate carbon faster than other mass timber solutions.