Besides providing lumber, furniture, plywood and veneer, wood is the source of pulp board and paper and of hundreds of chemicals derived from cellulose, lignin and certain resins. Wood is also a major source of the world’s fuel. The global consumption of wood reached a maximum in the 1980s; since then, this level of use has been maintained or may even be decreasing. However, the number of species offered has diminished remarkably. The largest timber resources are in the Amazon basin, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.


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